Current Projects

Victory Heights

Victory Heights initiative is a series of state-of-the-art athletics projects that will provide Pitt student-athletes with national-caliber competition, training and sports performance and medicine facilities. 
New facilities to be built in the coming years include: 

  • A 3,500-seat arena for gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling.
  • An eight-lane, 300-meter indoor track for the men's and women's programs as well as a band facility.
  • A cutting-edge athletic performance center

Image of Pitt Arena

For additional details read the Victory Heights Press Release.

Fifth and Bellefield Improvements

The University of Pittsburgh is working with the City of Pittsburgh to enhance and improve the safety of the Fifth Avenue and Bellefield crosswalk area. For the month of October, intersection crosswalks will be impacted and the outbound bus stop at this corner will be temporarily closed. Construction will occur in the evening for four weeks. Intersection enhancements include a new crossing island and crosswalk lanes, to provide a better, safer experience for pedestrians.

Bigelow Block Improvements

Bigelow Boulevard is key connection in Oakland. This project relocates and enhances the mid-block pedestrian crosswalk, calms traffic and upgrades an important bike connection, using best practices in street design to foster a stronger sense of place for Oakland and the University. 

Bigelow Boulevard Improvement Rendering

Improvements to the William Pitt Union grounds will expand programmable outdoor space for students and connect more seamlessly with the recently renovated Schenley Quadrangle. Aging underground utility infrastructure is in need of replacement and upgrades to water lines, chilled water supply and electrical power distribution are necessary to accommodate future campus construction.

For additional details visit the Bigelow block improvement website »

Scaife Hall Renovations

Modernization of Scaife Hall, the home of the University’s School of Medicine. Phase 1 of the project includes a 104,800 square-foot, seven-story West Wing addition that will house a 600-seat, state-of-the-art lecture auditorium, classrooms, teaching labs, a simulation center, and a new anatomy lab.

Scaife Hall Rendering of Updates

This new addition will be located on the corner of Terrace and Lothrop Streets. This first phase, subject to capital funding approval by the Budget Committee, is proposed for August 2019 through December 2021.

One Bigelow Development

The development of the parcel known as One Bigelow affords a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the historical evolution of our campus. Recognizing this, the assistance of the university community is requested to help advance the project.

An ad hoc committee has been working to help shape a vision for the project. The committee is now prepared to share preliminary thoughts with the university community, and to receive feedback and input. Towards that end, a series of five engagement sessions will be held according to the schedule outlined below. The purpose of the first three sessions is to receive feedback and input to help advance the committee’s thinking. The purpose of the last two meetings is to report back on the feedback and input received, and to describe how the vision for the project has evolved as a result.

The broad and robust participation of the university community in these engagement sessions is critical to the success of the project, and all are encouraged to participate.

Feedback/Input Meeting #1
Thursday, August 1, 2019,
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
University Club, Conference Room A

Feedback/Input Meeting #2
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
121 Alumni Hall

Feedback/Input Meeting #3
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
G-49 Hillman

Report Back Meeting #1
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
102 Benedum

Report Back Meeting #2
Thursday, August 29, 2019
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
121 Alumni Hall