New Academic Tower for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University Tower

HARRISBURG, PA – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology recently broke ground on the second academic tower on its downtown campus in Pennsylvania’s capital city. The $125 million, 17-story building will feature health science classrooms and simulation laboratories, which support the university’s nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, and other allied health programs.

The building, slated to open during the fall of 2021, will comprise 386,208 square feet. It will include 275,000 square feet of education space, incorporating specialized laboratories dedicated to advanced manufacturing and digital media studies, and a 197-room hotel, conference center, and restaurant to fill the remaining portion of the facility, linked to the university by a shared atrium space.

Harrisburg-based Hersha Hospitality Management will spend $30-35 million to build the hotel, and Harrisburg University will spend $100 million for its portion of the project.