The Collaborative

Gannon University

I-HACK: Institute for Health & Cyber Knowledge


  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design


Erie, Pennsylvania
Gannon University


Working with the City of Erie, Gannon University is creating a program to support the Secure Smart City movement. Gannon’s new program recruits businesses and provides commercial space; creating a data center as a community asset; and educating a premier workforce in the field of Cybersecurity.

Gannon University engaged The Collaborative to assist in their vision; transforming an early 1970’s building into a cutting edge cybersecurity and Information + Computer Technology space. The 6-story building includes cyber labs; a hacking lab; a defense lab, where students can learn to defend against hackers; secure data center; and lease-able commercial spaces.

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