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Penn State University, Beaver Campus - Michael Baker Building

Renovating a science building at the heart of the campus

  • 26K

    Square Feet

  • Monaca, Pennsylvania

    Monaca, Pennsylvania

Improving the academic environments, enhancing functionality, and increasing energy efficiency at Penn State

Built in 1968, the Pennsylvania State University’s Michael Baker Building is home to engineering, science, computer, and communications labs as well as classrooms and faculty offices. With nearly a third of students at the Beaver campus pursuing science or engineering majors, the sixty-year-old building needed some renovations and updates.

Focusing mostly on improving the academic environments, enhancing functionality, and increasing energy efficiency, our work on the renovations included modernized chemistry laboratories (that mirror real-life work environments), a new information sciences and technology lab (with collaborative learning space), and updated communications laboratories (supporting reporting, television production, media presentation, and The Roar, a student newspaper).

The building’s infrastructure was also updated to include new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems as well as new bathrooms and a new elevator. With these improvements, our team helped breathe new life into the tired science facility. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Jim Eyth, Senior Associate

It’s gratifying to create spaces that help advance learning, promote discovery, expedite diagnosis, and improve health, safety, and quality.

Paul Pohlod, Principal

Architects and engineers continue to merge in relentless pursuit of excellence and with collaboration and passion achieve true integration.

Alex Wing, Principal, Education

Balancing analysis and design, I develop an optimal match between academic, research, and support facilities, and the client’s mission.

Jim Eyth

Senior Associate

Paul Pohlod


Alex Wing

Principal, Education

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