IKM Inc

Pitt Bradford Fisher Hall Science Building Renovation


Location: Bradford,  PA
Completion: 2012
Project Area: 36,000 ft2
Services: Architecture


IKM was selected to design the two-phase renovation of the 36,000 square foot, two story, 1970s-era Fisher Hall Science Building on the Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Phase I renovations included Chemistry, Analytic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology teaching laboratories. This work also included code and ADA upgrades of the entire building encompassing revisions to the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.

Phase II included renovation of Biology, Cell Biology & Microbiology and Physics and Field Biology laboratories on the first floor. The overall goal of the project was to improve the labs to meet current day teaching methodologies; reflecting a more collaborative approach to science education.

The Owner’s original schedule called for the project construction to be completed over three summers. Based on 65% complete construction documents, the contractor provided a GMP and also determined that 80% of the project could be completed over one summer. Due to the dedicated team work of the Owner, Architect and Contractor, Phase I of the project was successfully completed during the summer of 2012 in just 116 calendar days.