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The University continues to progress on campus improvements that will benefit Pitt community members for decades to come, transforming facility offerings and supporting economic growth in the region. From innovative new construction to preservation of historic architecture, learn more about the University's active projects and review our completed projects portfolio.

Active projects on campus:

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Arena and Sports Performance Center

This facility will become the new home for Pitt volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling, in addition to a functional and modern training area, including cutting edge equipment and space for strength and conditioning instruction to support the University’s student athletes. It is part of the Victory Heights initiative.

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Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

A new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will be centrally located on campus, and the state-of-the-art facility will include a total health and wellness destination, hit sustainability targets, provide a connection point in the heart of campus, and include major infrastructure improvements.

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The Eatery Renovation

The Eatery, Pitt’s largest dining space, will undergo a full renovation including ten new dining concepts. Phased construction began May 2023, The Eatery will remain open during construction.

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Fifth and Halket New Construction

New construction on the corner of Fifth Ave and Halket Street for yet determined occupants. The 10-story “Core and Shell” project will involve preparing the site, constructing the structure and envelope of the building.

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Heinz Chapel Fleche

The fleche (also referred to as the ‘spire’) of Heinz Chapel is over 83 years old, with the building being completed in 1938.  The University is ensuring that no detail will be lost in a rebuilt fleche. 

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Hillman Library Renovation

The Hillman Library Reinvention is on the final phase of the renovation, which involves work on the ground floor and core of the building. Once complete, the library will provide a hub of intellectual activity for the Pitt community that includes study areas, Open Lab, indoor/outdoor café area, and more.

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Hillside Area Development

The upper campus hillside area is undergoing a major transformation, taking a fully integrated approach in developing this space to expand amenities, add new pedestrian walkways and outdoor gathering spaces, implement a sustainable stormwater management system, and more in the coming years.

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Mazeroski Field Stormwater Collection

This stormwater collection system will serve the lower campus, and it is part of the upgrades and expansion of the existing Chilled Water plant at Posvar Hall.


A massive life sciences innovation project in the Hazelwood neighborhood. This project will bring an entirely new commercial manufacturing sector to Pittsburgh, leveraging cutting-edge biomedical research.

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Thaw Hall Roof Replacement

Inspections have found that the roof of Thaw Hall, built in 1910, will need to be replaced. Careful planning and execution will be taken to preserve the historic architectural elements.

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University Club Terrace

The outdoor fourth floor terrace of the University Club will undergo a renovation, which includes stabilizing and repairing the historic railing, replacing a failing roof and saturated substrate under the existing pavers, and adding lighting.