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The Changing Landscape

Campus Construction [Photo: Keith Boyer]

Photo by Keith Boyer. Click the photo above to enlarge.

Those who return to IUP after years away often comment on how different the campus looks. But with recent construction projects, the change is striking—even from afar and even to those who see the landscape daily. Some have observed that, from certain points off campus, the new building for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, expected to be completed in spring 2016, hides the Sutton Hall bell tower.

Construction of the new humanities building has also raised questions about how the sizes of the buildings compare, addressed in this by-the-numbers look at square footage and elevation/height.

Spoiler alert: Except for the smokestacks at the S. W. Jack Cogeneration Plant and the boiler plant, Sutton’s bell tower remains the highest point on campus.

Ray Wygonik and Mitch Peffer, of IUP’s Engineering and Construction Group, provided the following figures.

Building Size in Square Footage
Wallwork Hall* 233,644
Stephenson Hall* 185,836
Weyandt Hall 159,626
Sutton Hall 148,782
Delaney Hall* 145,338
Putt Hall* 144,896
Kovalchick Complex 143,844
Suites on Maple East* 143,302
Ruddock Hall* 136,093
Northern Suites* 128,405
Humanities Building† 126,948
Suites on Pratt* 121,862
Zink Hall 112,469
Stapleton Library 102,657
Memorial Field House 96,399
Eberly College of Business 93,620
Sprowls Hall 85,132
Elkin Hall 72,608
Davis Hall 70,695
Whitmyre Hall 70,531
IUP Punxsutawney Living Center 70,281
Stouffer Hall 68,751
Cogswell Hall 62,976
Stright Hall 62,857
Foster Dining Hall 60,717
Hadley Union Building (1985) 60,662
HUB 2 (2002) 58,104
Keith Hall 57,232
Fisher Auditorium 53,674
University Towers 47,957
Leonard Hall 45,910
Folger Dining Hall 41,662
IUP Punxsutawney Academic Building 41,126
Stabley Library 41,005
Ackerman Hall 39,234
Pratt Hall 38,041
Waller Hall 33,938
Clark Hall 32,382
McElhaney Hall 31,364
Johnson Hall 29,006
Uhler Hall 27,311
IUP at Northpointe 23,918
Pierce Hall 21,492
Eicher Hall 20,811
Walsh Hall 18,995
Wilson Hall 14,000
Breezedale Alumni Center 12,987
Crimson Café‡ 12,927
Academy of Culinary Arts (Punxsutawney) 11,278

*Residential Revival building (2006–10)
†Currently under construction
‡Completed in fall 2014

Building/Structure Elevation (in feet) Height (in feet)
Smokestack (boiler plant) 1,415 150
Smokestack (cogeneration plant) 1,413 150
Sutton Hall 1,409 93
Humanities Building 1,405 88
Waller 1,371 57
Sprowls 1,364 70
Stright 1,353 56
Davis 1,348 77
Weyandt 1,346 53
Suites on Maple East 1,344 68

Measurements for this sampling of campus buildings were taken at each building’s highest point.

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