University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Pitt-Johnstown Participates in Johnstown's Little House Tradition

Pitt-Johnstown’s Nursing & Health Sciences building will now get more views as it has been transformed into a miniature building, showcasing in Johnstown’s holiday tradition, Central Park's annual Little House. The project was led by Walt Kalista III, Director Facilities Management and Jackie Ivock, Coordinator of Operations.

 “Pitt Johnstown is honored to join the Little House Central Park display. The design and construction was a culmination of efforts by Johnstown High School students and UPJ’s Facilities Management staff and Maintenance personnel.  The Nursing and Health Sciences building was selected to represent the education of tomorrow’s heroes today.  As part of our local community, Pitt-Johnstown looks forward to sharing in this annual tradition.” Kalista said.

The planning, design and logistics team included Allie Costlow, Marking and Communications Specialist, Dennis Heller, Assistant Director Facilities Management, Ed Dierling, Building and Trades Greater Johnstown School District with the help of Johnstown students. The construction was lead by Ed Knopp, Facilities Management Maintenance, Randy Ramsdorfer, Facilities Management Maintenance, Brian Smith, Facilities Management Maintenance, Wally Custer, Facilities Management Maintenance, and John McKnight, Facilities Management Maintenance.


Instructor and Students from The Greater Johnstown School District Building Trades Shop participating in the design and build of the UPJ Central Park Christmas Village Park Display House:
INSTRUCTOR:
Mr. Ed Dierling......................... Chief Engineer / Designer / Supervisor
STUDENTS:
Ryan Orris............................... Lead Construction Foreman
Terrence Gaines...................... Assistant Construction Foreman
Madison Wiesheier.................. Layout & Design Specialist
Keyshawn Mason.................... Layout & Design Specialist
Ryan Kane............................... Foundation & Framing
Ryan Oppy............................... Door & Window Specialist
Saveon Holliday....................... Window Assembly Crew
La'Zaire Hinton......................... Framing Assembly Crew