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Over the last thirty years, MCF has concentrated on the area of academic architecture.  During that time, we have worked with nearly fifty institutions in fifteen states.  We believe that our work has helped to provide transformational opportunities for "learners" across the country.

 

Dupré Science Pavilion 

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE

The Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion at Saint Vincent College is a combination of a new central building and the renovation of three 1960's science facilities. The project was completed in four phases over five years. The new facility was designed using concepts recommended by Project Kaleidoscope which encourages interdisciplinary learning. 

TYPE  Addition / Renovation

SIZE  107,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

LEED Gold Certified

Project Kaleidoscope Principles

Integrated Science Program

Student / Faculty Research Environment

Science on Display

Part of a Sustainable Campus

University Commons 

CARLOW UNIVERSITY

The University Commons at Carlow was programmed and designed to transform the social and learning environment of the entire campus by providing accommodations for student life, dining, active learning and community engagement. The Commons building embodies the new vision of the University integrating an array of facilities to support student and faculty learning and collaboration. The University Commons is a beacon and home for the state-of-the-art Digital Learning and Innovation Center, art gallery and flexible conference space.

TYPE  Renovation

SIZE  82,500 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

LEED Silver Certified

Center for Digital Learning and Innovation

Multipurpose Assembly Space

McGinley Center for Student Success

Active Learning Classrooms 

New Campus Heart and Beacon

 

Haer Family Science &

Art Connector

THIEL COLLEGE

The state-of-the-art complex includes four labs that will enable student and faculty  to freely collaborate on research projects.  This building serves as a "connector" between an existing science hall and an academic center. 

TYPE  Addition / Renovation

SIZE  7,850 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

State-Of-The-Art Research Labs

Collaborative Learning Spaces

Flexible Laboratory Space 

Microscopy Suite

Data Analytics 

Science on Display

 
 

Nursing & Health

Sciences Building

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN

The Health Sciences Building  was designed to provide a new home for a nationally recognized Nursing program and teaching lab spaces for the Biology and Chemistry departments. The two-story LEED Gold Certified building houses state-of-the-art SIM labs  and clinical spaces. Highlighted by a vaulted-entry space with a skylight, the structure serves as a welcoming focal point at the west end of the campus quad.

TYPE  New Construction

SIZE  26,422 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

LEED Certified Gold

New Home for the Expanding Nursing Program

Clinical & Simulation Nursing Labs

Intro & Advanced Level Science Teaching Labs

Active Student Learning & Engagement 

Creative & Performing Arts School (CAPA)

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

CAPA is a regional arts magnet school for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Serving approximately 950 students from grades

6-12, CAPA offers highly-specialized training in music, visual arts, theater, dance, and literary arts. The $39-million, 225,000 square-feet school is located along the riverfront in Downtown Pittsburgh. The six-story glass facade showcases dance, music and drama rehearsals while a three-story high video screen runs examples of students' artwork and performances.

TYPE  New Construction 

SIZE 225,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

Magnet School for the Arts

Fully Independent  Grades 6-8 & 9-12 Schools

Orchestra & Choir Rehearsal Halls

Professional Theater with Stagehouse

Black Box Theater

Dance Studios

Painting, Drawing and Visual Arts Studios

Television Studios

Part of the Urban Cultural District

Schwab Hall

SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY

MCF designed an addition and renovation to Schwab Hall.  Built in 1930, the 24,766-square-foot building is now the new home for the University’s Shields School of Business.
MCF designed flexible, state-of-the-art classrooms of various styles, seminar space, and areas designed for group work and collaboration.  In addition, the building provides a cafe, computer lab, and faculty offices.

TYPE  Addition / Renovation

SIZE  24,766 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

Historic Value

Business Student Hub

Quality Construction

Integrated Technology

Collaborative Teaching & Work Spaces

TYPE  Addition / Renovation

SIZE  73,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

2-Story Collaboration “Hub” 

Maker Space

Center for Innovation

Learning Commons

Gallery & Archive

Innovation Hub

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

The Innovation Hub project is the dynamic

re-imagining of the 1970’s Education Resource Center (ERC) located at the center of the University’s Potsdam campus. MCF’s design will transform the existing building into a space for entrepreneurship and collaboration between the Colleges of Engineering, Business and Arts & Sciences.

David Lawrence Auditorium

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

The mission for this project was to convert one of the most heavily used academic buildings on campus, which was not conducive to best instruction pedagogy, into a state of the art instructional facility.   Two 578 seat auditoriums were completely redesigned for active learning. Eleven classrooms were fully renovated and three new active learning classrooms were built in the upper level of the rear section of both auditoriums. 

TYPE  Renovation

SIZE  38,637 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

Transform Lecture Pedagogy

Incorporated Active Learning in Classrooms

Distance Learning Classroom

Interconnect Building with Two-Story Atrium

 
 
 

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