East Petersburg, PA – Warfel Construction Company is pleased to have partnered with Alvernia University on Reading CollegeTowne, a historic renovation project that marks the university’s first major move into the city of Reading. This design-build structure provides a new home for the university’s business and communications programs, O’Pake Institute, and their new academic offerings of E-Sports and Engineering.
In addition to the new academic spaces, CollegeTowne offers student housing in the upper floors and houses one of the nation’s largest Starbucks on the first floor. The building will provide incremental growth for Alvernia and flexibility for the university to include additional classrooms, lab spaces, faculty offices, and student housing as needed.
With a February 2020 start date, construction reached completion in two separate phases. The student housing floors and academic spaces on the ground and lower floors were completed in August 2021, with the engineering lab spaces and staff offices following in November 2021.