From the Ground Up

Two major construction projects are under way on campus: the Crimson Café, a 400-seat dining facility between Stabley Library and Cogswell Hall, and a new building for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences between Clark and Sutton halls.

Construction Sequence for Dining, Humanities Projects:

August 2013

IUP breaks ground for Phase I of the IUP Dining Innovations Plan, the Crimson Café.

November 2013

IUP breaks ground for the new College of Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Fall 2014

The Crimson Café opens for students. Renovation of Folger Dining Hall begins.

Spring 2016

The new humanities building is completed; Keith and Leonard halls are razed. Construction of a North Dining facility begins soon after in the footprint of Keith Hall.

A $6.5-million project, the Crimson Café is Phase I of a $37-million dining master plan, which will be funded through dining revenues. After the Crimson Café opens in fall 2014, the dining plan calls for the renovation of Folger Dining Hall in Phase II and construction of a North Dining facility in the footprint of Keith Hall in Phase III. Once the North Dining hall opens, Foster Dining Hall will be razed.

The new humanities building is a $30-million project funded through Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services. It will house the English, Journalism, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Geography and Regional Planning departments, as well as the Women’s Studies, Pan-African Studies, Latin American Studies, and Asian Studies programs. At more than 126,000 square feet, the building will include 31 classrooms, 120 offices, an auditorium, a great hall, an atrium and coffee shop, conference rooms, and a rooftop plaza. It is expected to open in spring 2016, after which Keith and Leonard halls will be razed.

In addition, a feasibility study is under way for a new science building. As part of that project, Weyandt Hall will be renovated, and Walsh Hall, razed.

The artist’s rendering shows the new Humanities building, with Stapleton Library on the right. The new humanities building is under construction in the former green space between Stapleton Library, at right; Clark Hall, in the center, to the rear of the construction site; Grant Street, on the l

The new humanities building is under construction in the former green space between Stapleton Library, at right; Clark Hall, in the center, to the rear of the construction site; Grant Street, on the left, in front of Putt Hall; and Sutton Hall. The photo was taken from the third floor of Sutton; the roof of the southwest entrance can be seen at the bottom. The artist’s rendering below shows the new building, with Stapleton Library on the right.

Model of the Crimson Café The Crimson Café is being erected between Stabley Library, in back, on the right, and Cogswell Hall, in the foreground, to the left. Fisher Auditorium can be seen just north of Stabley. This portion o

The Crimson Café is being erected between Stabley Library, in back, on the right, and Cogswell Hall, in the foreground, to the left. Fisher Auditorium can be seen just north of Stabley. This portion of South 11th Street, north of the Clark Hall parking lot, has been closed to through traffic for about a decade. The model above shows the new building from a similar angle.

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