Oct 05

Reynolds Hall at West Virginia University Tops Out

Once complete, the 221,000 square-foot building will be the new home for the Chambers College of Business and Economics

The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering and parking planning and design, is pleased to announce the topping out of Reynolds Hall at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. The 221,000 square-foot, six-story building will be part of a new complex that sits on an iconic, riverfront site on the Downtown area of campus, with views of the Monongahela River to the east and the campus to the west.

The Harman Group provided structural engineering services for the project, in partnership with owner, West Virginia University, architect of record, Strada Architecture LLC, design architect, Gensler and construction manager, PJ Dick.

Reynolds Hall, the steel-framed academic building houses the new Chambers College of Business and Economics, includes three computer labs, eight innovative classrooms, 175 faculty and staff offices and a 300-seat tiered auditorium. The building also features collaborative, creative spaces that will drive innovation for students and transform their learning through experiential opportunities. The third level of the building will house public spaces that connect back to campus through a new pedestrian bridge linking the existing PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) Station to a new outdoor terrace.

“The Harman Group’s extensive experience with Higher Education projects allowed us to design a building that will replicate a modern professional business environment and serve as an anchor for the campus,” said Malcolm Bland, Vice President and Principal of The Harman Group. “We’re proud to share this exciting milestone with our partners and place the last beam on top of the building.”

The Harman Group has also served as the structural engineers on numerous higher education projects that transformed campuses, including Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center at Lafayette College, Student Housing and University Center at Stevens Institute of Technology, Temple University’s Aramark Student Health and Recreation Complex and The Teaching Dairy Barn at Cornell University.

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