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Stantec announces design of 10-floor patient tower at Mount Nittany Medical Center

The new tower will support patient-centered advances and comprehensive care


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, is providing architectural and engineering services for the new 300,000-square-foot, 10-floor patient tower at Mount Nittany Health’s Medical Center in State College, Pennsylvania. This transformative project will provide advancements to inpatient care with a focus on modern and innovative technology.

As the leading healthcare provider in the region, Mount Nittany Health is committed to investing in its community—and the design of this patient tower at Mount Nittany Medical Center will improve the environment of care both for patients and staff.

The new tower will provide an advanced patient-centered experience and care with a design focused on sustainability and natural elements. The design brings natural light into each room and captures the spectacular views of the surrounding State College area. The tower will include 168 private patient rooms, outpatient clinics, enhanced dining and food service areas, a rejuvenating outdoor healing garden, a modern data center, a central utility plant, and a multilevel parking deck conveniently located adjacent to the new main entrance. 

“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Mount Nittany Health through a design that truly enhances patient care and improves clinical team workflow,” said Jim Routh, Stantec principal. “This design also creates a better environment for the medical team and nursing professionals, and we look forward to bringing this space to life.”

Design efforts for this project began early in 2022 and were officially announced in October 2022. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer of 2023, with an expected occupancy date in the last quarter of 2026.

Stantec is consistently ranked among the top five design firms in the health space by Modern HealthcareCommercial Construction & Renovation, and Building Design & Construction. Supported by company-wide proprietary research, experience in lean design, modular construction, and alternative project delivery models, Stantec is a fully integrated practice, drawing on global expertise to deliver progressive care environments that improve patient outcomes and attract top talent. Learn more at

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

About Mount Nittany Health
Mount Nittany Health is a comprehensive healthcare system headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, with 19 clinical locations that serve six counties. Comprised of Mount Nittany Medical Center, Mount Nittany Physician Group, The Mount Nittany Health Foundation, and the Mount Nittany Health Children’s Advocacy Center, the system is the region’s largest provider of primary and specialty care and offers more than thirty medical specialties, including Cardiology, Orthopedics, Oncology, Urology, and Neurology. Mount Nittany Medical Center was named a “World’s Best Hospital” by Newsweek in 2022 and “Best Places for Maternity” in 2021. The Medical Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for quality care and patient safety and earned a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Visit to learn more.

Media Contact
Shannon McCarthy
Stantec Media Relations
Ph: (519) 585-7461

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