University of Scranton

University of Scranton breaks ground on workforce development center

April 10, 2024
The nearly 90,000-square-foot building will facilitate collaboration among students, faculty and the greater community.

The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has broken ground on a nearly 90,000-square-foot center for workforce development, applied research and outreach.

The building will house the University of Success, a four-year college preparation initiative for area high school-students, and The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, which serves an eight-county area in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Michelle Maldonado, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Scranton, says the building is designed with collaboration in mind.

The open design of the four-story building and its central location on campus is intended to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary opportunities between departments from across the university’s three colleges, and to foster interaction with the greater Scranton community. 

A 10,000-square-foot innovation hub on the first floor will be a centerpiece for collaboration, the university says.

The building also will house the University’s Student Health Services and The Center for Health Education and Wellness; and will provide space for laboratories, classrooms, offices and meeting areas for the university’s Department of Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity and Sociology and the Psychology Department.

The university plans to begin use of the building for the fall 2025 semester. The facility has been designed to meet achieve LEED Silver certification.

The architects are Hemmler and Camayd, and Quandel Construction is the construction manager.


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