Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall Quick Facts

Sep 18, 2015

Total Square Footage: 116,360

Number of Floors: Eight (plus lower level)

Project Cost: $47.5 million

Height: 130 feet (tallest building on University’s campus)

Academic Departments Housed in Center: Exercise Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy.

Laboratories: 25

Classrooms: 9 (three traditional classrooms; six active learning classrooms)

Group study/conference rooms: 9 group study rooms, 4 conference rooms

Faculty offices: 56

Simulation environments: Rehabilitation Apartment and Streetscape with apartment, street corner, garage, car and grocery store; hospital patient room for acute and long-term care; Telemedicine

Additional areas: Forum, accommodating 260 guests; café and (Einstein Bagels) seating area; green roof garden

Doctoral Programs Offered at Scranton: two, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

“Green” Construction: Designed for LEED certification

Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall: Named in honor of the late son of long-time University benefactors, Patricia and Edward Leahy ’68, H’01

Architect: Hemmler +Camayd and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, assisted by Higher Education Research Associates (HERA)

Construction Manager: The Quandel Group Inc., Scranton

Groundbreaking: Nov. 14, 2013

Dedication: Sept. 18, 2015

Floor Highlights:

Lower level – Human Motion and Laboratory, Strength Laboratory; connection to Leahy Community Health and Family Center.

First floor: Entrance lobby connecting center with McGurrin Hall; YWCA history exhibit; café and seating area; Pediatric Rehabilitation Suite; active learning classroom.

Second floor: Forum, Rehabilitation Apartment and Streetscape; Panuska College of Professional Studies Dean’s Office; classroom.

Third floor: Vision Research and Training laboratories; Physical Rehabilitation Laboratory; Telemedicine, Hand Rehabilitation Laboratory, Occupational Performance Laboratory, Occupational Therapy Department; faculty offices.

Fourth floor: Green Roof and Therapy Garden; Pediatric Gross Motor Laboratory; active learning classrooms; faculty offices.

Upper floors (fifth to eighth floors): Hospital Patient Simulation; Rehab/Neuro Laboratory; Therapeutic Modalities & Orthopedics Laboratory, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Human Anatomy Laboratory; Biochemistry Laboratory, active learning classrooms; Exercise Research Laboratories; Body Composition Laboratory, Physical Therapy Department, Exercise Science Department, faculty offices.

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