Carnegie Mellon University
ANSYS Simulation Building

At Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) College of Engineering has placed a significant curricular focus on providing maker resources to undergraduate and graduate students to encourage making at the nano, micro, and macro scales. As a world-class college of engineering, the CIT wants to offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and integrated set of making resources that can be utilized by graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in order to apply their ideas in the real world.

The ANSYS Simulation Building and Undergraduate Maker Center will provide access to a High Bay Maker Space and courtyard that supports

• large-scale engineering projects that require garage-sized work bays,
• state-of-the-art meeting and collaborative spaces for both ANSYS personnel and CMU faculty, students and staff
• physics-based simulation facilities integrated with design collaboration facilities
• a computer-based classroom
• flexible meeting and research spaces for collaboration and innovation

These spaces will be outfitted with state-of-the-art technology to enhance productivity and collaboration. The building also includes classroom space, student space for individual and group work, simulation and training areas, conferencing space, and office space for the partnership program. The 36,000-gross-square-foot structure will afford a 5,000-gross-square-foot maker courtyard, as well as ground-floor maker space, flexible collaboration space, and interactive open spaces to connect the site with the mall, adjacent buildings, and Frew Street.

All images are architect renderings.


ClientCarnegie Mellon UniversityLocationPittsburgh, PACompletionin progressSize36,000 GSFMarketHigher EducationServicesAudiovisual, Structured Cabling, Security/Access Control, IoT Design: Planning & Programming; Infrastructure Design, Systems Design; Construction Documents; Bid Management