West Hall renovation exemplifies outstanding attention
to detail and historic preservation
Community College of Allegheny County has received a 2016 Allegheny West
Preservation Award for its renovation of West Hall, located in the 800 block of
Ridge Avenue on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus. The 8th Annual Allegheny
West Preservation Awards were presented on May 10th at Calvary
United Methodist Church in honor of National Historic Preservation Month.
Receiving the award on behalf of CCAC were Dr. Quintin Bullock, president, and
J.B. Messer, chief facilities officer.
Announced by the
Allegheny West Civic Council and the Allegheny West Local Review Committee, the
awardees are three property owners in Allegheny West who have completed
projects over the past year, in which elements of historic character have been
retained or restored through careful planning and research.
The award reads:
“In recognition of the outstanding renovation of West Hall. The Allegheny
West Civic Council is proud to present this award. The renovation of this
property is both an asset and an inspiration to the entire Allegheny West
of CCAC met with members of the council and the committee several times over
the last two years to discuss the historic appropriateness of the project and
to provide updates on the renovation. The project included brick and stone
cleaning, installation of new windows, elimination or relocation of several
window louvers, pouring a new aggregate sidewalk, installation of new front
doors while retaining the original entrance design and screening of the loading
dock. The project is an example of the neighborhood and the college working
together for the preservation of historic structures.
CCAC’s West Hall is being repurposed as the college’s new
Cultural & Fine Arts Center, which will open for classes in the fall 2016
term. The center will house the Art, Music, Speech, Language and Criminal
Justice departments and will feature an art gallery and choral performance
area, as well as a recording studio.
information about the Allegheny West Preservation Awards, visit http://alleghenywest.org/2016-allegheny-west-preservation-awards/
Carole Malakoff, chair of the
Allegheny West Local Review Committee, presents the 2016
Allegheny West Preservation Award to Dr. Quintin Bullock, president, CCAC.
###About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit
students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer
programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce
development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and
supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for
academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.
CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately
500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with
accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny
County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.