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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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