Spanier attends Nesbitt dedication
At a cost of $8 million dollars, the facility is the newest addition to the campus and was built to meet the criteria from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. According to the University, no other Penn State building in the region has received such certification. “We’re striving to be as green as possible and construct buildings that are not only efficient but environmentally friendly,” said Dr. Charles Davis, chancellor of the Wilkes-Barre campus.
With over 21,000 square feet of space, the Abram Nesbitt, III Academic Commons houses the Nesbitt Library, the Barry Auditorium, the Friedman Art Gallery, the Reese Cyber Café, and four technologically smart classrooms. The new building will also serve as a venue for many cultural and educational activities.