Reinventing Learning and Research Facilities

The future is being invented in CMU classrooms and labs

Carnegie Mellon’s commitment to enhancing its campus physical environment is driven by our belief in the power of collaboration across disciplines.

Innovation occurs where boundaries end. Make Possible: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University is key to those efforts — having garnered $260 million in support for key infrastructure projects to date. Several leading-edge facilities are being constructed or have opened already thanks to campaign supporters. These are the spaces where the future is being invented.

Rendering of the new Scaife Hall, courtyard side

With a lead gift from the Allegheny Foundation, the Scaife Hall project will replace and more than double the size of the existing building, with a focus on expanded, technology-rich labs; modern, flexible classrooms; and spaces that facilitate collaboration of all kinds.

The new building will be adjacent to Hamerschlag Hall and ANSYS Hall — forming a maker quad with those facilities — and continue to serve as the home of CMU’s top-ranked Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Rendering of TCS Hall looking down Forbes Ave toward Oakland

Opening in summer 2020, TCS Hall was made possible with an unprecedented $35 million grant from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest-ever industry gift to Carnegie Mellon.

Located along Forbes Avenue near the new Tepper Quad, the building houses research and academic spaces as well as office spaces for Carnegie Mellon, TCS and other industry partners. It is also the home to programs from the College of Engineering and School of Computer Science, as well as the Master of Science in Computational Finance program.

Exterior of ANSYS Hall

In October 2019, a new vision of collaboration and hands-on education became a reality with the grand opening of ANSYS Hall at Carnegie Mellon University.

Together, ANSYS and CMU partnered on a facility that would elevate the skills of the next generation of engineers, accelerate breakthrough innovation, expand the university’s maker culture and inspire creative problem solving. The 36,000-square-foot ANSYS Hall is a spacious maker facility where students, faculty and collaborators innovate and interact with cutting-edge simulation and fabrication tools.

Exterior of Tepper Quad

Located at the heart of CMU’s campus, the Tepper Quad is an anchor for campus life, bringing together innovative spaces devoted to education, collaboration and wellness.

Here, the physical environment inspires new ideas and unexpected partnerships between colleagues. The building also serves as a “front door” to campus, housing CMU’s new visitor’s center. Opened in October 2018, the Tepper Quad is the realization of CMU trustee and alumnus David Tepper’s (MBA 1982) aspiration for a hub where people across CMU can learn, connect and challenge each other to create a better future.

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