Higher Education Construction

Today’s students are looking for an immersive experience from the day they set foot on campus. PJ Dick works with higher education institutions to build campuses that inspire tomorrow’s leaders while making them feel right at home.

Penn State Education Building Exterior with Wall of Windows

Building on Campus

The safety of students and staff is foremost during construction. When working on active and occupied campuses, PJ Dick works closely with your team to create phasing and work sequences that minimize impacts on the learning day while enabling construction to stay on schedule. We work hand in hand with school leaders to deliver projects safely and securely.

Complete Higher Education Construction

From academic buildings to sports arenas, residential halls to student centers, we deliver modern, state-of-the-art facilities that set new standards for higher education.


Student Life Facilities

We build facilities that provide students with outstanding living experiences, from dining to socializing to rooting for the home team.

Academic Facilities

Schools lead the way with innovative and collaborative thinking, and PJ Dick is proud to be a part of education-centered projects that facilitate a dynamic, constantly evolving approach to academia. We build everything a university needs to prepare the next generation of innovators.

Science and Research Facilities

PJ Dick has been the go-to contractor for Mid-Atlantic colleges and universities looking to provide tomorrow’s health and science leaders with modern learning environments.
Duquesne University Basketball Court

Duquesne University

Student Life Facilities

We managed the construction of the Chuck Cooper Fieldhouse on Duquesne’s campus. The new 23,000-square-foot facility enhances the fan experience with a club lounge, concessions, a full-service kitchen, luxury boxes, scoreboards, and other high-tech features.

Seton Hill University Arts Building

Seton Hill University

Dance and Visual Arts Building

PJ Dick upgraded a century-old dining hall to provide modern amenities while retaining the building’s historic architectural elements. The family-like atmosphere and historic setting of Lowe Dining Hall create a bustling, enjoyable dining experience and gathering area for the student body.

Carnegie Mellon University Building Exterior

Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Facilities

We provided construction management at risk services for CMU’s new 295,000-square-foot Tepper Quadrangle building, which features the largest bubble deck construction in the eastern United States. CMU also entrusted us to build Scaife Hall, Gates & Hillman Center, Posner Hall, Doherty Hall, and Collaborative Innovation Center.

Point Park University Pittsburgh Playhouse Exterior

Point Park University

Academic Facilities

PJ Dick partnered with Point Park University to build a new performance theater to support the university’s theater program and provide a venue for community patrons to enjoy the arts.

West Virginia University Building Exterior

West Virginia University

Reynolds Hall / College of Business and Economics

WVU partnered with PJ Dick to build Reynolds Hall, home to the university’s College of Economics and Business. The new building features 4,000 square feet of collaborative space. Our team also provided general construction services to build the school’s Student Health and College of Physical Activities and Sports Sciences (CPASS) as well as the $35 million renovation of Milan Puskar Stadium.

West Virginia University Building Exterior

West Virginia University

Agricultural Sciences Building

WVU enlisted our general construction services for their new 201,000-square-foot classroom and lab building for their agricultural sciences division.

University of Pittsburgh Benedum Hall Interior

University of Pittsburgh

Benedum Hall

PJ Dick is building a 115,000-square-foot addition and performing 47,000 square feet of renovations to the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine Building. The new building includes new labs academic classrooms, and a lecture hall.

PSU Schuylkill

STEM Laboratories

At both the State College and Scranton campuses, PJ Dick worked with The Pennsylvania State University to renovate existing spaces into state-of-the-art laboratories to support on-campus research.

Penn State Morgan Academic Center Interior

Penn State Morgan Academic Center

The Pennsylvania State University

PJ Dick worked with The Pennsylvania State University to renovate existing spaces into state-of-the-art laboratories to support on-campus research at its Scranton campus.

Higher Education Projects

University of Pittsburgh

Nordenberg Hall Freshman Housing

Robert Morris University

School of Business

Mount Aloysius

Pierce Hall

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Clifford E. Barbour Library