Penn State Morgan Academic Center Design
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Following the completion of Pegula Ice Arena, the former Penn State Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex was renovated and converted into the new home for the Morgan Academic Center, providing a central academic hub for Penn State student-athletes. Stahl Sheaffer was a design consultant on the team, providing structural engineering services for demolition and renovation to the ground and first floors of the original structure to house the Morgan Academic Center. The northwest corner of the building was selectively demolished and rebuilt with curtainwall. Stahl Sheaffer assisted with details of new assembly and review of building stability. Stahl Sheaffer also assisted with detailing a new ornamental stair within a two story atrium space, and considerations for modifying the existing lateral force resisting system for the new intended use of the space.
Stahl Sheaffer also provided construction services for the Pegula Ice Arena.
The Morgan Academic Center is a vital component in keeping Penn State's academic services and the academic performance of its 800 student-athletes from 31 programs at the forefront among the nation's premier Division I institutions.
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