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Contact: Joelle Park
(412) 268-5765

For immediate release:
November 14, 2001

Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Bestowed Bentley Sponsorship

PITTSBURGH-Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann has donated a two­year Bentley Education Network (BEN) subscription to Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture. The BEN subscription provides students with access to many of the best products Bentley has available, including MicroStation and all Engineering Configurations, Structural for MicroStation TriForma and Architecture for MicroStation TriForma and more. Carnegie Mellon's exemplary architecture program combines a classic architectural curriculum combined with the study of computer aided design. Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann is taking a forward­thinking approach by providing these students, who will eventually enter the workforce, with professional computer aided design tools.

According to Mark Dietrick, Burt Hill's Corporate Information Officer and practicing architect, the firm is committed to supporting today's students as they prepare to enter the profession. "We are constantly working with Bentley to test and to further develop the three­dimensional technology that is at the forefront of our industry. Our sponsorship at Carnegie Mellon will enable students to participate in that process." "We see this as pushing the profession to the next level," adds Anton Germishuizen, a principal at Burt Hill and an adjunct professor at the School of Architecture Charley Ferrucci, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Bentley Systems, Incorporated added, "We are proud that Burt Hill recognizes how Bentley technology is an essential instrument in the development of students at a preeminent University such as Carnegie Mellon." Bentley is the largest privately held PC software company in the United States. More than 200,000 Bentley users participate in the Bentley technology and service subscription program.


About Bentley

Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions and professional services to the leading infrastructure engineering organizations around the world, including the majority of the ENR Top 500 Design Firms.

Since 1984, architects, engineers, builders and owner/operators have relied on these focused industry solutions that build upon Bentley MicroStation® to help them effectively create, manage and publish engineering information critical to the profitable construction and management of complex assets.

One of the largest software companies in the world, Bentley's reach spans the globe, serving more than 300,000 professionals and more than 20,000 companies and organizations. For more information, call Bentley at (610) 458­5000, or visit


Bentley, the "B" logo, MicroStation and TriForma are registered trademarks; Bentley SELECT is a registered service mark of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or Bentley Software, Inc. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.


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