It is with great pride that I announce that the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees has given final approval to begin construction of the new Pitt-Johnstown Wellness Center. I hope that you will join me for the groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m., Tuesday, November 10 at the project site, adjacent to the Sports Center.
We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support that we have received for this project from our faculty, staff, students and community members. Special thanks to our Student Government Association leaders, past and present, for their efforts on behalf of this project. Our new Wellness Center will provide our students with much-needed fitness and recreational space, and will help to advance our efforts to create a healthier campus.
The 40,000-square-foot facility, which will be constructed at a projected cost of $9.7 million, will include:
- three-lane, elevated running track
- two full-sized basketball/volleyball courts
- state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment
- the latest in strength-training equipment
- specially designed exercise and dance rooms
- spacious classrooms
- indoor climbing wall
The facility, which is expected to be complete in early 2011, was designed by WTW Architects of Pittsburgh. Carnegie-based TEDCO will serve as the general contractor.
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