Ribbon-Cutting Marks Completion of RACP ProjectEdward Molek
Major renovations at the Pittsburgh Campus of PIA were completed in October 2021, marking the fulfillment of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) at PIA. The project began in the Fall of 2020 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Main Campus. One year later, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on November 18th, 2021, marking the completion of the project and celebrating its use. The ceremony also included the dedication of the Learning Resource Center to Warren Guthrie, a beloved former instructor at PIA.
The renovation included a new building footprint to allow for student lounge space, additional classrooms, and offices, as well as a new cafeteria space. Ball Hall, formerly housing PIA’s Learning Resource Center, was redesigned to fit the needs of the Jump Start division. Additional changes included an updated HVAC system and energy-efficient lighting.
The ceremony held on the 18th included a special dedication of the “Warren Guthrie Learning Resource Center.” The resource center, consisting of PIA’s library and computer lab, was moved into the main building during the renovation. Members of Guthrie’s family traveled across the country to be a part of the ceremony. In addition to family members, the event was attended by government officials who assisted in making the renovation possible.
The completion of PIA’s RACP project is thanks in part to The Honorable Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Senator Jim Brewster, The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, Allegheny Airport Authority, and the Brough of West Mifflin.