For the first time since it opened in 1967, Krebs Hall is undergoing a major renovation that will bring it into the 21st century. Work began this week on the $2 million project, which is expected to conclude by mid-August, just in time to welcome students and faculty back for the new academic year. As part of the project, 42 offices will be constructed or reconfigured in order to group offices and classrooms by department. Additionally, 11 classrooms will be reconstructed and converted to technology-ready classrooms featuring the latest in instructional technology. Once finished, Krebs Hall will feature completely refinished corridors, lobbies, and stairwells. Gone will be the pastel-colored wall tiles and turquoise wall treatments that were reminiscent of the late 1960s.
Last summer, a similar project was completed in Krebs Hall's twin facility, Biddle Hall. Unlike the work in Biddle Hall, however, the scope of the Krebs Hall project is expanded to include actual reconfiguration of the physical space.
You can follow the project on Pitt-Johnstown's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PittJohnstown), where photos will be uploaded regularly to capture the progress.
Photo 1: The west wing of Krebs Hall (previously occupied by Social Sciences, Business, and Psychology)
Photo 2: The first floor lobby of Krebs Hall.