Pennsylvania Hall, opened in 2004, is one of the newest residence halls at the University of Pittsburgh. Designed by Perkins Eastman Architects, its construction cost $22.1 million. It is located on the upper campus adjacent to the Petersen Events Center, having nine floors and housing 420 men and women, primarily upperclass students, in air-conditioned four-person suites and doubles with private baths.
An open lounge and laundry facilities are on every floor, and the commons area contains The Pennsylvania Perk coffee cart, a fitness center, a meeting room, and a student mail center.
Pennsylvania Hall houses new Living Learning Communities including the French Language and Culture Community, the Italian Language and Culture Community, and the Engineering Research Community. A resident director, a program coordinator, and seven resident assistants are on staff.
Pennsylvania Hall sits on the site of the former medical school building, also called Pennsylvania Hall, constructed in 1910 (dedicated in January 1911) and demolished in late November of 1998. It was one of only four buildings of the school's original acropolis campus plan to be constructed. #dorm #Housing #Pennsylvania_Hall #The_University_of_Pittsburgh #ylegall