The Penn State Center: Engaging Pittsburgh

The Penn State Center: Our New Home

The Extension Office of Allegheny County and The Penn State Center Outreach Office downtown have moved into a new office space under the umbrella of The Penn State Center Pittsburgh.   Local Extension and Outreach staff are housed at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in the lower Hill District.  Our new address will be:

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh
Extension and Outreach
Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Avenue, Suite A
Pittsburgh PA 15219

We look forward to pursuing program collaboration where possible, enhancing our community and industry trainings and technical assistance, working with the World Campus onsite, encouraging urban-based Engaged Scholarship, and providing a space for faculty and researchers.

Please feel free to visit us and be part of Penn State’s expanding presence into the Pittsburgh urban region. We are The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, Extension and Outreach!

Energy Innovation Center

The EIC is the iconic former Connelley Trade School, the first trade school established in the United States. Although a significant national historic structure, the building has been renovated to platinum LEED certification. Several nonprofits and other educational institutions will be co-located in the building by the fall. The building will provide real-time training to the trades in building systems and sustainability. For more information on the EIC history and future, view this YouTube video.

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