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Pitt exploring plans for hotel and conference center next to University Club

Pitt exploring plans for hotel and conference center next to University Club

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2019

Up ahead in the distance on Fifth Avenue, Pitt students may soon look up and see a shimmering light — a University-owed hotel and conference center may soon come to sit across from Litchfield Towers.

Oakland news roundup

Oakland news roundup

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

July 1, 2019

As an urban campus bustling with nearly 30,000 students and more than 5,000 faculty, there’s always news breaking at Pitt.

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 15, 2019

Here are the top 10 most pressing issues to students and faculty alike that Pitt must incorporate into this master plan.

Residents, faculty voice qualms with master plan

Residents, faculty voice qualms with master plan

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2019

Pitt will unveil the finalized version of its campus master plan at the end of this week. It includes a plan for more housing, with a net total of 775 new beds and an increase in sustainability efforts.

SGB hosts Master Plan meeting for students

SGB hosts Master Plan meeting for students

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

Nico Bernstein took issue with the Campus Master Plan presented by Owen J. Cooks Tuesday night at Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting, saying the plan emphasizes athletics and neglects the arts. “[Cooks] talked a lot about creating new spaces for athletics but not new spaces for s...

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

By Sophia Mastroianni | For The Pitt News

January 26, 2018

Pitt’s unconventional hills, sidewalks and parks are what separate the University’s aesthetic from others, Ayers Saint Gross architecture and planning principal Kevin Petersen said. “We want to address the quality, quantity and management of space,” Petersen said. Ayers Saint Gross and Pi...

Student dissatisfaction aired at Master Plan focus groups

Student dissatisfaction aired at Master Plan focus groups

By Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor

November 9, 2017

When asked at a Campus Master Plan focus group meeting about what kind of future aesthetic students want Pitt to have, students made it clear that functionality comes before aesthetic for them. “Functionality first,” one student said, before others chimed in agreement. Students convened in the U...

Pitt architect plans campus future

Pitt architect plans campus future

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor

October 13, 2017

Any Pitt student who has lived in Nordenberg or Panther Hall — or who has had class in Benedum or Salk Hall — can thank Canard Grigsby for planning and overseeing the execution of the buildings’ designs. Grigsby, the University architect, reviews almost all facilities management projects involving...

Top 10: Master Plan suggestions

Top 10: Master Plan suggestions

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 13, 2017

With Homecoming upon us once again and campus flooded with Pitt alumni, we’re tempted to look not only backwards at our school’s past, but forward at its future as well. Pitt’s looking for student input for the new Oakland Campus Master Plan — a road map for campus development over the next 30 years. And of ...

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