Pennsylvania College of Technology formally dedicated a new main-campus home for masonry instruction Aug. 16. The 17,829-square-foot, single-story Construction Masonry Building, designed by Murray Associates Architects, P.C., of Harrisburg, features a large, open lab area and reflects the latest in "green" technologies. Hands-on skills in stone, brick and block masonry, as well as fireplace construction, will be practiced by students in the new lab. During the dedication for the $2 million building, college President Davie Jane Gilmour and Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham finished off placement of a keystone containing the names of the college and the facility, as well as the college’s Wildcat logo.
— Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor
Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham applauds the work of President Davie Jane Gilmour as she puts the finishing touches on a keystone at the college’s new Construction Masonry Building.
Jan Boyer, executive director of the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association and the Cast Stone Institute, delivers keynote remarks at the ceremony.
Presidential Student Ambassadors Alyson M. Fields and Atlee J. Eshleman welcome visitors to the Construction Masonry Building.
Dedication attendees received an appropriate memento of the occasion.
A variety of luminaries – the project architect, trade representatives, academic officials, Construction and Design Technologies faculty and alumni, among them – attended the proceedings.
Masonry construction incorporating a keystone and the college's wildcat logo will be moved outdoors to mark the new facility.
Barry R. Stiger, vice president for institutional advancement, talks with masonry alumnus Benjamin J. Johnson.