Pugh Centre

This mixed-use apartment/retail complex energizes a prominent corner in State College’s bustling commercial district just two blocks from the Penn State University campus. Contextual materials, articulation, and scale add diversity and interest to this classic college town.


Fifty-five student and inclusionary apartments (275 beds), street-front retail, structured parking for 85 cars and 55 bicycles, and a fitness center contribute to a strong sense of community. Each apartment features spacious living rooms and kitchens with large islands for group dining, as well as three bathrooms, to facilitate shared housing.

The fitness center and laundry room are joined by a glass-enclosed lounge that provides views to East College Avenue while visually activating the building to the streetscape below.