The Heart of Scranton
The College’s strong strategic planning process had long identified the lack of space for growing programs as a critical challenge. For several years, the academic and administrative requirements of the College had been in fierce competition for very limited space in Angeli Hall. At the same time, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, a community health partner with the College, was also looking for more space in downtown Scranton.
Sitting practically empty, just half a block away, was the former Scranton Center: a 107,000 square foot office and retail complex. The almost vacant center had become a scar in the middle of the city and was floundering through a succession of out-of-town owners.
Investing for our Students
Known for its brilliant and adaptive re-use of existing structures, the College saw the acquisition of this mid-century modern complex as an answer to its space needs and an opportunity to have Angeli Hall once again become an academic hub for the community. The new facility will also provide an opportunity for the Wright Center to expand its medical and behavioral health clinics.
Features of the Complex
Although still in the planning stages, the newly names Cornerstone Commons will have several major facilities:
The Cornerstone Pavilion
The 99,725 square feet of space spread across six stories will become the administrative home to the College as well as the base for several important programs.
The Culinary Complex
A two-story independent building will house the College’s new dining hall and its growing culinary programs.
The Alumni Courtyard
An exterior courtyard joining the two spaces will quickly become a beautiful urban retreat in the heart of the city.