Carnegie Mellon's Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) and Manufacturing Futures Initiative (MFI) became the anchor tenant for the Mill19 Hazelwood Green Redevelopment site in Pittsburgh, PA. The site has been dubbed as 'a living laboratory for the new economy'.
Mill 19 is an adaptive reuse of an old steel mill into 3 buildings within the steel exoskeleton. ARMI and MFI reside in building one, a 60,000 SF facility consisting of high bay and a corridor of flexible lab bays, conference areas, and workforce training center. As a world leader in 3D printing, Carnegie Mellon is using the space to help generate an ecosystem that improves advanced manufacturing processes and materials in aviation. The building is also providing space for researchers to develop next generation AI and connected automation for self driving cars.