Harrisburg University

326 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Design Professionals

Burt Hill
400 Morgan Center
101 East Diamond Street
Butler, PA 16001


The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on December 12, 2001, making it the first independent science and technology-focused, non-profit, university to be established in Pennsylvania in more than 100 years. Harrisburg University was created to address the Capital Region’s need for increased educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, and it represents a major step to attract, educate, and retain Pennsylvania’s diverse 21st century knowledge-based workforce. It is the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA.

Scope of Project

Our $73-million Academic Center includes 16 stories and 371,000 square feet of state-of-the art classroom space, scientific teaching labs, meeting areas, seminar rooms, parking, and a 125-seat auditorium. Students enjoy an open courtyard designed for studying and mingling between classes. Just as Harrisburg University’s academic programs represent the emerging fields of 21st century science and technology, our Academic Center promotes the modern learning amenities like wireless Internet access, video-conferencing capabilities and a multi-media production facility. Located in the hub of the city’s downtown district, this sleek ultramodern complex connects directly to Strawberry Square, a distinctive retail complex, and serves as headquarters for the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement
Harrisburg University offers student-centered experiential learning experiences in the classroom, and the Academic Center further advances this distinctive approach to higher education. Such an exciting
combination of the latest, most engaging academic opportunities and real-world experiences produces graduates who lead the way into the growing 21st century global economy.

G.R. Sponaugle & Sons, Inc. performed the Electrical and HVAC dry side construction for this project. As the HVAC Contractor we were responsible for the coordination of all trades for the BIM 3D drawings.