The new construction proposed for ANSYS Hall is planned to be limited to four stories and a basement. The building will be approximately a 36 thousand square feet structure with immediate access to the outdoor Maker Courtyard. The courtyard will be a direct extension from the first floor High Bay Maker Space of the building that will provide full-size manufacturing capabilities and showcase large scale prototypes such as student constructed solar-powered boats and race cars. The building will also include classroom space, student space for individual project collaboration, space for simulation and training, conferencing space as well as office space for the partnership program and the College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering "CIT" has placed a significant curricular focus on providing maker resources to Undergraduate and Graduate students across the college to encourage making at the Nano, Micro and Macro scale. As a world class college of engineering, CIT is forming a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and integrated set of making resources that can be utilized by faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate students in order to manufacture their ideas in the real world.
Campus Design and Facility Development will be working in conjunction with the following organizations to complete the project:
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Pittsburgh, PA - Architect
Mosites Construction Company, Pittsburgh, PA - Construction Manager