Carnegie Mellon University and Highmark leadership gathered to commemorate a significant milestone in the building’s construction process.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Highmark leadership gathered to sign two steel beams at the Highmark Center for Health, Wellness, and Athletics construction site, commemorating the progress made since breaking ground in late 2021. In addition to Highmark and CMU leadership, members from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, project consultants, and CMU students came together to add their names or leave encouraging messages, contributing to the project’s legacy.
The project will co-locate various offices from CMU’s University Health Services (UHS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Wellness Initiatives, Religious and Spiritual Life Initiatives, and Athletics providing students convenient access to the university’s holistic programs. In addition to the diversified services, the building’s design is targeting LEED Gold, providing spaces filled with natural daylight and a strong connection to the outdoors. Undergraduate and graduate students alike will have a space to connect with mental health professionals, play ball with their cohorts, or practice prayer and meditation in a quiet setting. As an integral feature of the Athletics department, the project also integrates the historic 1923 Skibo Gymnasium with a design that salvages and respects the historic gym.