Penn State University Planning Two Major Projects

Aug 26, 2019

University Park, PA : As part of the 2018 - 2023 university capital program, Penn State University is moving ahead with two new projects for its main campus.

The first is the Art Museum at the Aboretum , a new 68,000 to 73,000 square foot structure which will replace the Palmer Museum of Art. The lead design firm is New York City based Allied Works Architecture . The university is expected to announce the selection of a Construction Manager for the project is the coming weeks. Depending on the final scope of the project, the construction budget is estimated at between $65 to $85 million .

Work is expected to commence in late 2020. This project may be tracked using our ID #2019-05F0 .

The second major project in conceptual design in the new Liberal Arts Research and Teaching Building (LARTB), a new 110,000 square foot structure to house classrooms, research space, faculty offices, and university administrative offices. The construction budget is in the range of $80 to $90 million with the Total Project Cost currently set at $92 million . The scope of the project could increase to a 134,000 square foot building with a Total Project Cost of $112 million .

The architect is the Wilkes-Barre office of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson . A Request for Proposals for CM services is expected to be issued in the coming months.

A timeline for the project has not been determined. Track this project using our ID #2019-0660.