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:
- USGBC LEED Gold BD+C Certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
- 2019 International Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies in Athens, Greece
- 2019 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum and European Centre The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
- SARA NY 2019 Design Award, Society American Registered Architects New York Council
- The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design 2018 Award
- GRAY Magazine 2018 Design Award
- ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Award 2018, Building/Technology Category, Silver Medal
- Featured 2018 SCHOTT AG of Germany Glass Innovation Experts, OFFICE 52 Architecture
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
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.
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.
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.