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Affordable Award Winning Architecture
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A selection of AIA Pittsburgh Design Award winners over the last seven years that have included an element of affordability. These projects demonstrate the many definitions of this word exemplified by architecture and design.

A selection of AIA Pittsburgh Design Award winners over the last seven years that have included an element of affordability. These projects demonstrate the many definitions of this word exemplified by architecture and design.

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The Century Building. 2010 Historic Preservation Award. Koning Eizenberg. Architect of Record: Moshier Studio. Eric Staudenmaier Photography.

The Century Building. 2010 Historic Preservation Award. Koning Eizenberg. Architect of Record: Moshier Studio. Eric Staudenmaier Photography. "This is a great example of an old building with a new life because of a mixed-use program including affordable housing."

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The Century Building. Jury Comments: This is a great example of an old building with a new life because of a mixed-use program including affordable housing.

The Century Building. Jury Comments: This is a great example of an old building with a new life because of a mixed-use program including affordable housing.

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Chatham Village. 2011 Timeless Award. IKM Incorporated. Photo by IKM Incorporated, Natale Cozzolongo.

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South Highland Avenue Bridge Architectural Enhancements. 2014 Architectural Detail + Craftsmanship: Award of Excellence. Pfaffmann + Associates. Photo by Pfaffmann + Associates.

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RE_VIEW. 2014 Design + Innovation: Award of Excellence and Green Design Citation. Urban Design Build Studio.

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Upper Lawrenceville Community Visioning. 2014 Regional + Urban Design: Honor Award. evolveEA.

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Upper Lawrenceville Community Visioning. Jury Comments: This study is a really comprehensive look at the existing residential fabric with a strong point of view towards handling growth.

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The Braddock Overlook. 2014 Regional + Urban Design: Certificate of Merit. Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. Massery Photography, Inc.

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The Braddock Overlook. Jury Comments: The architects should be applauded for their bold moves that led to an attractive and well-scaled subsidized housing community.

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Uptown Lofts on Fifth. 2015 Architecture Honor Award. FortyEighty Architecture, photo by FortyEighty.

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Uptown Lofts on Fifth. Jury comments: This project surpassed others by doing so much in terms of being solidly designed in the context of its neighborhood, with aggressive sustainable goals, and all on a very tight budget.

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NavADAPT LAB. 2016 Design + Innovation: Award of Excellence. Urban Design Build Studio. Photo by Urban Design Build Studio.

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