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MCF has excelled in academic architecture for many years, and during that time we have worked with nearly fifty institutions in fifteen states.  We believe our work has helped to provide transformational opportunities for "learners" across the country. Examples of higher education work include active classrooms, residence halls, instructional facilities, health science spaces, research labs, student centers, dining facilities, athletic centers, theaters, and fine arts facilities. We make it a point to know the latest campus trends for these spaces to benefit space utilization, campus life, project delivery and cost management.

Scaife Hall, School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

MCF Architecture is the architect of record  for the Renovation and Addition of Scaife Hall. This new Universitry of Pittsburgh Medical School Building will include a seven-story west wing with an updated anatomy lab for 150 students. The space includes a new divisible 600-seat lecture hall, team-based learning rooms, classrooms, small group rooms, wet/dry teaching lab, new anatomy lab and an AR/VR Tech lab. This Medical School Academic School will be a social hub activated by a new monumental stair and interactive multimedia displays.

TYPE  Addition / Renovation


SIZE  109,000 sqft.

Christ the Teacher, Academic Building

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio has been growing in its enrollment in recent years, and as such has had a great need for more academic instructional space on campus. From previous master plans, it had been determined that the program of this roughly 110,000 SF building would include academic spaces for the University’s readily growing Business, Nursing, and Engineering programs, as well as a conference space for the University’s many religious and outreach conferences held throughout the year. The addition of these spaces on campus will allow the University to provide their students with state-of-the-art facilities for these programs and allow greater capacities of students to be added to the programs in the future. In addition, the building features offices for the University’s Admissions and Enrollment departments, and will be used to showcase many of the University’s prime academic offerings to both new and prospective students. 

TYPE  New Construction 


SIZE  110,000 sqft.