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New Riverfront Portal Will Connect Wood Street to Mon Wharf
Riverlife and Point Park University revealed design concepts for a portal connecting Downtown's Wood Street corridor to the Mon Wharf riverfront during a public presentation on Point Park's campus. The designs are the result of a collaborative partnership between New York City-based artist Nobuho Nagasawa and Fred Bonci and Natalie Byrd of local landscape architecture firm LaQuatra Bonci Associates.

Point Park Unveils Urban Park at the Academic Villiage
After years of planning and months of construction, Point Park University has opened the Urban Park at the Academic Village, an urban green space and key component in the University's effort to redefine and enliven its Academic Village and the Downtown landscape.

Artist Selected for Wood Street-Mon Wharf Connection Project
Point Park University and Riverlife announced that artist Nobuho Nagasawa has been selected to collaborate with Pittsburgh landscape architecture firm LaQuatra Bonci Associates to create a stronger pedestrian connection between Point Park's campus and the newly constructed Mon Wharf Landing linear park. The design team commission is funded by a grant from The Heinz Endowments.

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Download the zip files below for renderings of the student and convocation center and wood street corridor projects.

Fact Sheets

Learn more by downloading the fact sheets about the Academic Village Initiative


Construction begins on urban green space
Work on the University's much-anticipated urban park at the corner of Wood Street and the Boulevard of the Allies is under way and expected to be completed by fall 2011.

Point Park to begin Wood Street Corridor Project on Oct. 3, 2010
The streetscape project will last approximately 18 months and affect three blocks of Wood Street, from Fort Pitt Boulevard to Third Avenue.

Point Park Receives $4 Million Gift for Student/Convocation Center
Grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation will support renovation and construction of the University's new Student and Convocation Center.

A New Look for Wood Street
An 18-month construction project to revitalize the streetscape along Wood Street will get underway this summer and is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.

Architects Selected for Student and Convocation Center
As Point Park University continues to develop elements of its Academic Village Initiative, a $244 million campus and public enhancement space plan, it announced today that WTW Architects will design the renovation of its new Student and Convocation Center.

Point Park University Awarded $3.95 Million Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative Grant for Academic Village Project
Governor Edward G. Rendell and PennDOT announced that Point Park University has been awarded a $3.95 million grant from its Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative.

Point Park University Receives $2 Million Grant from The Heinz Endowments
Point Park University has received a $2 million grant from The Heinz Endowments that will support the architectural design phase of its campus master space plan for the Academic Village Initiative.

Point Park University Lights Up Historic Lawrence Hall
As the city of Pittsburgh prepares for the annual Light Up Night celebration later this week, Point Park University and Duquesne Light will flip the switch to illuminate the façade of historic Lawrence Hall...

Point Park University Renovations Are First Signs of Academic Village Transformation
Just a few months after Point Park University announced its Academic Village Initiative, a $210 million campus master space plan, the University has completed a $3.5 million renovation of historic Lawrence Hall, as well as a $6.5 million first-phase conversion of 312-322 Boulevard of the Allies to the contemporary Boulevard Apartments for Point Park University upperclassmen.


April 2009 Press Conference

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Watch KDKA's coverage of the 2009 Academic Village Progress Report


May 2008 Press Conference

View the Academic Village news conference with President Paul Hennigan:

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