Carnegie Mellon University

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. 

Awards and Honors

Scott Hall has been featured in numerous publications including the book, Form and Dichroic Light, with a foreword by the late Cesar Pelli, FAIA. Scott Hall has also received many prestigious design and innovation awards and honors, such as the:

Bosch Spark Conference Room  

Located on the fifth floor of Scott Hall at 5201, the Bosch Spark Conference Room is the perfect venue for your next meeting or event. With spectacular views of Oakland and the capacity to bring 100 people together, the conference room is a unique space for workshops, receptions, lectures, poster sessions and more. Contact us if you're interested in partnering on an event in this facility

View of Hamerschlag
The spectacular view of CMU's Hamerschlag Hall from the Bosch Spark Conference Room.
a reception at the Bosch Spark Conference Room
The Bosch Spark Conference Room is perfect for hosting receptions and special events.
View of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh
The gorgeous view of Pittsburgh includes the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning.
wide shot of the Bosch Spark Conference Room
Host your next seminar, meeting or event in the Bosch Spark Conference Room.
wide shot of Bosch Spark Conference Room
Inside the Bosch Spark Conference Room
Alumnus Leigh Zanone speaks from the podium.
CMU alum Leigh Zanone delivers a Scott Institute Tech Talk from the podium inside the Bosch Spark Conference Room.
View of Bosch Spark Conference Room from the back.
View of the Bosch Spark Conference Room from the back of the space
Inside the Bosch Conference Room looking out.
Inside the Bosch Spark Conference Room with a spectacular view
NREL's Jon White presents at CMU.
NREL's Jonathan White presents a Scott Institute Distinguished Lecture at CMU.
Heinz College's Jackie Speedy speaks from the podium.
Heinz College's Jackie Speedy speaks from the podium in the Bosch Spark Conference Room during a Scott Institute Distinguished Lecture.

Parking & Directions

The Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, known as “Scott Hall,” is on the west side of Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus in the corner between Hamerschlag and Wean Halls. 

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. When 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 above will take about 15 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. View parking rates

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. 


dedication of Scott Hall

From left to right: Claire Ruge Bertucci, John Bertucci, James Garrett, Subra Suresh, Joyce Bowie Scott and Sherman Scott
Construction for the Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall began after the Scott Institute was established in 2012 with a founding gift from CMU alumni Sherman Scott (E'66), president and founder of Delmar Systems, and his wife, university trustee Joyce Bowie Scott (A'65). Additional support for the building as well as education and research in energy was provided by a generous grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation of Pittsburgh in 2013.  

In addition to the Scotts, CMU received support for Scott Hall from CMU alumni John Bertucci (E'63, TPR'65) and his wife, Claire Ruge Bertucci (MM'65); CMU alumnus Jonathan Rothberg (E'85) and his wife, Bonnie Gould Rothberg; and the Eden Hall Foundation.

Learn more about Scott Hall in our Newsletter, at the Campus Design and Facility Development website or read the press release for its dedication. You can watch a video of the groundbreaking below.