Erie Hall Building Demolition and Replacement
The main goal for the project is to update and expand student life and fitness facilities on campus which were determined to be significantly deficient in a recent space assessment. The project is located on one of the most prominent sites of the Behrend Campus at 4701 College Drive, Erie PA, on University-owned property. The new building and site modifications will complete the “front door” experience of campus, made up of the New Erie Hall, Reed Union, and Metzgar Admissions & Alumni Center.
The existing 26,381 square foot Erie Hall was completed in 1952 and currently is utilized by Police Services, Athletics, Recreation (recreational gym), and other functions that will be relocated elsewhere (existing copy center, International Student Services, and Center for Teaching Initiatives). The $26M (total project cost) new, free-standing building project will provide existing and expanded facilities for recreation/fitness programming, Personal Counseling Services, Police Services, and space for PSU Behrend’s Athletics program. This project includes demolition and hazardous abatement of the existing Erie Hall building.