Sanford-Brown Institute Renovates Historic Building, Hosts Open House

July 20, 2009


Sanford-Brown Institute unveils on Monday a renovated space at its downtown Pittsburgh location that combines the energy efficiency and other benefits of modern construction with the charm and beauty of a historic building located in the heart of Pittsburgh's cultural and business districts.

An Open House will provide media and invited government and community officials the opportunity to tour the four floors of renovated space that includes classrooms, labs, offices, a library and a student center. Attendees will also see demonstrations related to the school's program study areas, including:

  • Ventilation techniques in the Anesthesia Technology department
  • X-ray scanning and film support with Radiography students
  • Diagnostic medical sonography scanning
  • Blood pressure screenings and microscope slide review with Medical Assistant students
  • Debate demonstrations with Paralegal students
  • Exotic animal handling from Veterinary Technology instructor Damian Fowler, and
  • Ultrasound scanning with Vet Tech students.


Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Allegheny Conference on Community Development: Bill Flanagan, Kelli Wall
Massaro Corporation (building owner): Joseph A. Massaro Jr. and David E. Massaro
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership: Mike Edwards
Sanford-Brown Institute – Pittsburgh: Patti Yakshe, President


Monday, July 20, 2009
4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Ribbon-cutting at 5:00 p.m.


Sanford - Brown Institute, 421 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh (412) 281-2600


15-foot Burmese python and other exotic animals rescued by Damian Fowler
Ribbon-cutting ceremony
Students demonstrating the use of high-tech medical equipment

Note: students from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute will prepare hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

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