University Place Office Building


University Place Office Building

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name = University Place Office Building
nrhp_type = cp



imagesize = 250px
caption = University Place Building at the University of Pittsburgh
nearest_city =
lat_degrees = 40
lat_minutes = 26
lat_seconds = 38.75
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 79
long_minutes = 57
long_seconds = 23.02
long_direction = W
area = Schenley Farms Historic District
built = 1924
architect = Edward B. Lee and associate architect J. B. Blair
architecture =
added = July 22, 1983cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-09|accessdate=2008-03-12|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
refnum = 83002213
governing_body = University of Pittsburgh

University Place Office Building is 6-story building constructed in 1924 [http://ryan.library.cmu.edu/fmi/xsl/AA/browserecord.xsl?-lay=Layout+%231&-recid=6049&-find=-find] [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=universityplaceofficebuilding-pittsburgh-pa-usa] and is a contributing property to the Schenley Farms National Historic District [http://www.arch.state.pa.us/pdfs/H050656_01B.pdf] [http://mac10.umc.pitt.edu/u/FMPro?-db=ustory&-format=d.html&-lay=a&-sortfield=issueid%3a%3aissuedate&-sortorder=descend&keywords=bellefield%20hall&-max=50&-recid=38544&-find=] on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Located at 121 University Place (originally Natalie Avenue), the building was originally the Schenley Office Physicians Building designed by architect Edward B. Lee and associate architect J. B. Blair for the Physicians Land Company. [http://ryan.library.cmu.edu/fmi/xsl/AA/browserecord.xsl?-lay=Layout+%231&-recid=6049&-find=-find] Long housing offices of physicians associated with the university's medical school and medical center, the building was acquired by the University in June, 1983 for $1.25 million [http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/History.asp?CurrBloLot=0027R00059000000&] and now houses a variety of University offices including the University Center for Social and Urban Research. [http://www.ucsur.pitt.edu/default.htm]

University Center for Social and Urban Research

Housed within the University Place Office Building is the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR). Established in 1972, the UCSUR serves as a resource for researchers and educators interested in basic and applied social and behavioral sciences and serves as a hub for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. [http://www.ucsur.pitt.edu/about_ucsur.htm] Research of the UCSUR focuses on five principal areas including urban and regional analysis, survey research, qualitative data analysis, gerontology, and environmental decision support. The center also offers a graduate certificate in gerontology. [http://www.ucsur.pitt.edu/programs-projects.htm]

References

*cite book | author=Alberts, Robert C. | title=Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787-1987 | location=Pittsburgh | publisher=University of Pittsburgh Press | year=1987 | id=ISBN 0-8229-1150-7

External links

* [http://www.umc.pitt.edu/tour/tour-475.html University Place Office Building on Pitt's Virtual Tour]
* [http://www.ucsur.pitt.edu/default.htm University Center for Social and Urban Research]


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