Architecture & Interior Design

Duquesne University Libermann Hall Renovations

DLA+ was hired after the University purchased the building. The work began as Life Safety compliance upgrades for the entire building then evolved into multi phased renovations beginning in 2012 and continue now.

Project Team

Astorino dennis
150430 n.doichev 14837
150430 jenn pavlik 14732
150430 j.sepcic 14680
150430 p.kane 14416
150430 s.closson14180
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Duquesne University
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
Project Size
​59,700 SF

Project Outcome


Once the Life Safety compliance was completed, work began on renovations to Libermann Hall which contained several projects on multiple floors (1st - 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th) in the building.

Work on the first floor included renovations to the PNC Recital Hall; toilet rooms for accessibility requirements compliance; ancillary support and office areas; new finishes; and mechanical, electrical and piping upgrades. Work to the 2nd, 7th and 8th floors and part of the 3rd floor included selective demolition, new work and associated mechanical, electrical, piping and fire protection work. The 4th floor renovation converted 2 general purpose classrooms into biomedical engineering labs and another classroom into a study and tutoring lounge for that department. The redesign of the 5th floor included the design of Simulation Labs and Control Room; an eight bed Skills Lab; thirty seat Computer Lab; ancillary support and office areas; and mechanical, electrical and piping upgrades.