Carnegie Mellon University

About the Scott Institute

We address the world’s most pressing energy challenges by enabling collaborative research, strategic partnerships, policy outreach, entrepreneurship and education.

We support impactful work that strives to optimize resources and reduce environmental consequences associated with energy production and use. We understand that energy and social equity issues are deeply interconnected, and society can benefit with improved energy access.

We seek to encourage the development of breakthrough technologies that will accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon energy future.

CMU is uniquely suited for these challenges with our many research centers and longstanding faculty expertise in technology, policy, integrated systems and behavioral science.

About Scott Hall

The Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, known as “Scott Hall,” was designed by OFFICE 52 Architecture to be as visually stimulating as it is essential to interdisciplinary research initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University. The building fits like a jigsaw piece into Carnegie Mellon's campus, and was designed with the university’s culture of collaboration and sustainability in mind. Scott Hall officially opened April 30, 2016.

Scott Hall houses the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Engineering Research Accelerator, the Disruptive Health Technologies Institute and the nanotechnology research facility. 

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Find Us on Campus

We are located in Scott Hall on the west side of Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus in between Hamerschlag and Wean Halls. Scott Hall is the glass building tucked in the corner. Once you locate the building and enter from the campus green space, you are on the 5th floor – and the main location of the Scott Institute.

For the Bosch Spark or the Dighe Conference Rooms, 5201 and 5129 respectively, proceed to the opposite side of the building, wrapping around the staircases. The Bosch Spark Conference Room will be in front of you; Dighe is to the right, at the end of the hallway around the corner to the left. If you are lost, call 412.268.4111.

Parking Options

Garage: We recommend the East Campus Garage on Forbes Avenue, which has its own Google Map address. The outdoor walk along the campus green space to Scott Hall via the map below will take about 10 minutes. There is an inside path, but you will need a guide or kind student to show you the way. Make sure they don’t take you to Scaife Hall. Two words: bread crumbs.


On-Street: The closest parking available (5-8 minute walk) is on-street parking (or Uber/Lyft drop off) on the lower part of Frew Street opposite Phipps Conservatory and Flagstaff Hill near the bend in the road. You will need to pay for parking at the kiosk, or use the handy Pittsburgh Parking Authority Go Mobile Pittsburgh app. You will be ticketed if you forget to pay. Walk directly through Porter Hall (in one door, long straight hallway, out the other side) to Hamerschlag Hall on your left, Wean Hall in front of you. Scott Hall is the gorgeous glass building on the left, tucked in the corner. This entrance is the 5th floor.