Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is the only private, science and technology focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Academic Center includes a 16-story, mixed-use, high-rise structure with primary functions that include: two levels of retail/office, seven levels of parking, five levels of shell office/institutional learning and a mechanical penthouse level. The typical floor-to-floor dimension is 10 feet at the parking levels and 14 feet at the institutional and mechanical levels. The foundations utilized drilled concrete caissons with bedrock sockets. Since the new building columns are adjacent to an existing building, cantilevered concrete grade beams were required to transfer the column loads to within the building footprint.