Point Park University New Media Center
Landau Building Company was awarded Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation, located on the corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. This 4,000 SF center will include television and broadcast studios, a multimedia newsroom, a photo studio, transformation presentation space, and gallery space. The center will have floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a digital ticker reminiscent of a New York City-style media hub. Pittsburgh-based GBBN Architects are the designers.
The students of the School of Communications will be offered hands-on experience and collaboration with professors. They will also have the opportunity to work with industry professionals to become leaders in media innovation.
The new center is made possible in part by a grant from the Allegheny Foundation and sponsored by Trib Total Media. Richard Scaife, late owner of Trib Total Media, was committed to journalism’s role in society and wanted to find a way to build journalism through education, according to Matt Groll, who succeeded Scaife’s place as chairman of the Allegheny Foundation. To read Point Park University’s press release, click here. Anticipated completion is set for June 2016.