The development is comprised of three new buildings located within the steel framework of the old steel mill. In contrast to the pollution produced by the original facility, sustainable design is now at the heart of this LEED Gold certified complex. The roof of the structure is outfitted with 4,968 solar panels, making the array the largest single sloped solar installation in the US.
Building A is occupied by Carnegie Mellon University’s Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute and Catalyst Connections. Bala’s structural engineers were the tenant engineer for Carnegie Mellon University, and anchor tenant within Mill 19A, to design the industrial high bay space, interior stairs, labs, and meetings spaces.
Bala's MEP/FP, Structural, and Commissioning teams also worked on Building B, a 70,000 SF single tenant R&D and office building.
Building C is the final phase of the historic project and features tall ceilings on the first floor to accommodate large vehicles with lab and office space on the upper floors. The building is currently pursuing LEED Gold certification. Bala's MEP/FP and Commissioning teams are delivering this final piece to the campus.