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Architectural Models II: Interiors
A collection of digital and physical models. Shown here: Katzen Residence by Penner & Associates Architects.

A collection of digital and physical models. Shown here: Katzen Residence by Penner & Associates Architects.

A collection of digital and physical models. Shown here: Katzen Residence by Penner & Associates Architects.

Katzen Residence by Penner & Associates Architects.

Katzen Residence by Penner & Associates Architects.

Katzen Residence by Penner & Associates Architects.

Stout Residence Kitchen by Penner & Associates Architects. This kitchen was very carefully modeled to create photorealistic renders to show the client exactly what their final project would look like.

Stout Residence Kitchen by Penner & Associates Architects. This kitchen was very carefully modeled to create photorealistic renders to show the client exactly what their final project would look like.

Stout Residence Kitchen by Penner & Associates Architects. This kitchen was very carefully modeled to create photorealistic renders to show the client exactly what their final project would look like.

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Lecture Hall by IKM Incorporated. As part of a larger project, IKM is designing the renovation of an existing science and engineering lecture hall space. The project’s spatial constraints and existing conditions challenged the designer to create an acoustically functional and aesthetically pleasing space. The design was accomplished by using a series of simple forms and shapes to create a dynamic, complex outcome.

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Lecture Hall by IKM Incorporated. As part of a larger project, IKM is designing the renovation of an existing science and engineering lecture hall space. The project’s spatial constraints and existing conditions challenged the designer to create an acoustically functional and aesthetically pleasing space. The design was accomplished by using a series of simple forms and shapes to create a dynamic, complex outcome.

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Lecture Hall by IKM Incorporated. As part of a larger project, IKM is designing the renovation of an existing science and engineering lecture hall space. The project’s spatial constraints and existing conditions challenged the designer to create an acoustically functional and aesthetically pleasing space. The design was accomplished by using a series of simple forms and shapes to create a dynamic, complex outcome.

Civic Building Addition & Renovation Interior by IKM Incorporated. The visitor enters a two-story volume with interconnecting stair and lobby space large enough for public functions designed by IKM for the addition and renovation of the client’s existing space. Connecting corridors capture nodes of activity alternatively create moments of movement and pause celebrating the pursuits that take place inside.

Civic Building Addition & Renovation Interior by IKM Incorporated. The visitor enters a two-story volume with interconnecting stair and lobby space large enough for public functions designed by IKM for the addition and renovation of the client’s existing space. Connecting corridors capture nodes of activity alternatively create moments of movement and pause celebrating the pursuits that take place inside.

Civic Building Addition & Renovation Interior by IKM Incorporated. The visitor enters a two-story volume with interconnecting stair and lobby space large enough for public functions designed by IKM for the addition and renovation of the client’s existing space. Connecting corridors capture nodes of activity alternatively create moments of movement and pause celebrating the pursuits that take place inside.

Conceptual High School Pool by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual High School Pool by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual High School Pool by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual High School Collaboration Space by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual High School Collaboration Space by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual High School Collaboration Space by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual University Science Lab by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual University Science Lab by VEBH Architects.

Conceptual University Science Lab by VEBH Architects.

Erie VA Medical Center, 4th Floor Renovation by AE Works.

Erie VA Medical Center, 4th Floor Renovation by AE Works.

Erie VA Medical Center, 4th Floor Renovation by AE Works.

Erie VA Medical Center Dental Clinic by AE Works.

Erie VA Medical Center Dental Clinic by AE Works.

Erie VA Medical Center Dental Clinic by AE Works.

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Spring is here, and so is Build Pittsburgh! AIA Pittsburgh’s annual continuing education conference and exhibitor show is a great way to spend the day with other architects and engineers, earn continuing education credits, and catch up on trends in the industry. Start the day with the keynote address, “Getting Back on Your Horse: The Evolving Professional Practice”, presented by Peter Kuttner, FAIA, Cambridge Seven Associates, and stay through ’til the cocktail reception. You won’t want to miss out! Volunteers Needed – Interested AIA members are encouraged to sign up for volunteer opportunities at the AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta, May 14-16. Members who commit to at least four (4) time slots will receive full complementary registration to the Convention....

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Passive House Multifamily Affordable Housing Tour

Apr 28, 2015 5:30 pm

Join YAF and Project Architect, Debbie Clark of FortyEighty Architecture who will lead this tour of the MyPlace building and discuss the teams experience with PHIUS+’s evolving multifamily requirements, lessons learned and comparisons to Energy Star and IECC requirements.  The building is approx. 28,000 sf.; the ground floor has shared resident spaces, management offices and parking with 24 one-bedroom apartments on the 2-upper floor levels.  The ground floor is a steel and concrete structure with wood framing above.  The exterior cladding is masonry and a Nichiha cement board rainscreen system with Alpen fiberglass windows. This building is occupied, no hard hats or boots will be required. RSVP via evite or contact yaf@aiapgh.org.   

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