“Wow” was the word of the day today as faculty, staff, students, and community got their first official glimpse at the newly renovated Krebs Hall. The Krebs renovation project, an overall investment of $2 million, was the first large-scale renovation to the building since it opened in 1967. The project included the construction or reconfiguration of 42 offices and 11 classrooms. Additionally, all of the building’s classrooms are now technology-ready, providing both faculty and students with access to the latest in instructional technology. The new Krebs Hall also features completely refinished corridors, lobbies, and stairwells. Gone are the pastel-colored wall tiles and turquoise wall treatments that were a signature of the late 1960s. Several before and after pictures can be viewed by clicking here.
Last summer, a similar project was completed in Krebs Hall’s twin facility Biddle Hall. Overall, in the past five years, Pitt-Johnstown has invested more than $30 million in facility construction and upgrades.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization" for 2011. Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.