Carnegie Mellon University

Those who made it possible

July 16, 2021

NEW UPDATES! It’s Happening! The construction of our new home in Cyert Hall is underway.

The Landau Building Company, our contractor, has begun demolition of the existing spaces and the two bathrooms on the floor. Jeremy Bowlby and Jeff Bono, who are in charge of the project sent us this photo of the beginning of the demo process.

Pictured in the photo above titled, "The Wall Breaking", are John Olmsted, Jeffrey Swoger, Jim Reitz, Joe Shirk, Lyn Decker, and Jan Hawkins.  These are the people that have been working with the university for many, many years to acquire space for our new home.

Update: July 16, 2021

The finishing touches of the stucture are being put up in our space! The walls have been finished and out space is filling in nicely. 

In the next few weeks, our space will continue to turn into the vision we've been working toward. By the end of July, our walls will be painted. By early August, we will have our floors put in. By mid-August, we will be putting in the furniture and A/V equipment. 

Everything is right on track to begin the Fall term in our new space! We are looking forward to returning to campus to enjoy our new spot on campus.


Update: June 25, 2021

The bones of our space are in! Our walls are taking shape with the studs completely up and the beginning of dry wall being put in.

Though it's hard to visualize what the finished space will look like through some of this process, we hope that these pictures give you as much excitement as they give us. 

This is the hallway that will lead to the members' lounge.

Hallway to the lounge

This is the hallway that will lead back to the Osher offices.

Hallway to staff area

This wall will be where the kitchenette for members will be in the members' lounge.

Members' lounge

This will be the Eileen and John Olmsted activity room.

Activity room

Update: June 11, 2021

Sound mitigation was a huge issue for the design team.  The pictures this week show how the walls will go from under the floor to above the ceilings to provide sound barriers for our classrooms. 

The 4.0 team is so pleased with our fundraising to date, but we are not yet done!  Please support your Osher at CMU school and help raise the remaining $427,308 by September 1!

Sound proofing the floor
Sound proofing the floor

Update: May 28th, 2021

An interesting fact about our project: Jamey Bowlby, Senior Project Manager of Landau, our construction company for our 4.0 project, uses dumpster services (BOYD Roll Off Services) that routinely diverts construction waste that can be recycled in an attempt to reduce waste. To date, they have diverted 72% or 15.66 tons of waste from landfill. They will continue to track this and provide CMU final data at project conclusion.

Demolition progress photo
Demolition progress photo

Update: May 21, 2021

The beginning of demolition in the classroom space formerly used by the Academic Development Center.

Classroom demolition

The beginning of demolition inside the hallway that will become the entryway to our lounge and our classrooms.

Hallway demolition

We need $800,000 more to fund our new space!

If you would to help us get to the finish line, consider making a donation by clicking on the link below.

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