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From the Firms – July 13, 2017

By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on July 13, 2017

Desmone Architects has hired Prerana Paliwal, Assoc. AIA as Project Designer.  Prerana previously worked in Dallas and Los Angeles. She is a Revit & BIM specialist with high-level graphics capabilities who excels in large-scale and complex projects. Brad Frankhouser, Assoc. AIA has been named the 6th Principal at Desmone and currently manages the Morgantown, WV office, where he is responsible for the growth and development of the branch. A graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, Brad joined Desmone in 2008, quickly becoming involved in a variety of healthcare, industrial and higher education projects. Jen Bee, AIA has been named Associate at Desmone. Formally a Senior Architect, Jen brings decades of experience in regional large-scale multifamily and hospitality projects. As an...

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From the Firms – December 6, 2016

AE Works was selected for the 2016 Inner City 100 by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune, a list of the fastest-growing inner-city businesses in the US. ICIC’s Inner City 100 is an annually compiled and released list featuring high-power, high-potential businesses from around the country with headquarters in inner cities. Each company is selected by ICIC with help from a national network of nominating partners who seek to identify, spotlight, and further enable the named companies’ innovative urban entrepreneurship. AE Works was also recognized for creating the most positive overall employee impact by B the Change Media based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab. The Best for Workers list includes...

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From the Firms – August 25, 2016

BBH Design has announced that Kaitie Gay has joined their firm as a Project Designer. Gay started her career at the BBH Design Raleigh studio as a student intern and joined the firm full-time upon graduation. She earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Gay seeks information from benchmarks and applies her new found knowledge towards innovative design solutions. Gay is joining the BBH Design Pittsburgh studio in August. Celli-Flynn Brennan, Architects and Planners, has been selected by the Community College of Allegheny County to assist CCAC in the preparation of a system-wide Facilities Master Plan encompassing the majority of the college’s campuses...

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From the Firms – April 5, 2016

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AE Works has been recognized as a winner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Small Business Award. The award recognizes 100 small businesses for their success an contributions to economic growth and vitality. The Hot Metal Flats apartment complex in the South Side Works has achieved LEED Gold Certification. Developed by Oxford Development Company, the 117-unit complex was awarded its certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies for high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. evolveEA was the Sustainability Consultant in the project, helping to determine and prioritize sustainability goals. WTW Architects was the Architect of Record. evolveEA was recently featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review,...

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From the Firms – December 23, 2015

AE Works has been listed as part of the 2015 Inner City 100. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city businesses and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices, and job creation in America’s urban communities. AE Works ranked 38th overall. DLA+ Architecture is the firm behind’s 2015 Ballpark of the Year award winner, Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown, West Virginia. The park is home of the Black Bears, an MiLB affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the WVU Mountaineers. Desmone Architects welcomes Abbey Burton as assistant project designer and Joe Beerens as senior architect. The firm has also welcomed Andre Clark and Faisal Sedan as design interns, Paul Bahn as project manager, Afnan...

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From the Firms – August 4, 2015

Tiffany Haile, Assoc. AIA joins AE Works’ Pittsburgh office as a Project Manager.   Haile, a certified planner and LEED Accredited Professional, brings over fifteen years of diverse A/E industry experience in planning, design, and project management roles. Allen & Shariff Engineering celebrated its 15th anniversary in Pittsburgh this past May. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has promoted two members to Associate Principal here at their Pittsburgh offices – Natalie Gentile Wetmore, AIA and Michael Maiese, AIA. Celli-Flynn Brennan, Architects and Planners, is pleased to announce that Brian P. Roth and Eileen Macioce have become Associate Principals of the firm. Brian is in charge of the architectural management of complex projects and Eileen is responsible for office management, finance and proposals. Desmone Architects...

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From the Firms – April 2, 2015

Astorino/CannonDesign has received the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania’s (ESWP’s) 2014 “Project of the Year” award in the Commercial category for the design of Allegheny Health Network’s Health + Wellness Pavilion. The original concept behind the project was to bring a range of outpatient services into the community, on a level of quality and sophistication normally found only in a hospital. Not only convenient, but because this would be a ‘one stop shop’ with all of the services under one roof, the continuity of care across specialties should be far more seamless and integrated than when transitioning between physically separate facilities. This building is the embodiment of patient-centered care. Desmone Architects welcomes Jen Bee, AIA to the firm. With a Master...

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From the Firms – November 24, 2014

AE Works Ltd. (AE Works) has been certified as a B Corporation, making it the sixth company in Pittsburgh to achieve B Corp status. As a Certified B Corporation, AE Works voluntarily meets a higher standard of transparency, accountability, and performance, harnessing the power of business to solve social and economic problems. AE Works’ full B Impact Report is available to the public here. Astorino has utilized its design-led, integrated design-build delivery method to design and construct the new Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Health + Wellness Pavilion in Wexford, which opened earlier this fall. The 174,000 sf mixed-use medical facility followed an extremely compressed design and construction schedule of just 22 months – an achievement that would have been nearly unattainable...

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From the Firms – September 8, 2014

AE Works has been awarded a contract to provide design and engineering services to modernize the current 60 bed Spinal Cord Injury Patient Care Center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Supporting delivery of integrated rehabilitation, specialty, surgical and long-term healthcare services, this renovation will modernize patient care areas as well as critical support and common areas. As the VA is a leader in identifying new methods of rehabilitation through research and engineering, the design will integrate flexibility to meet the Center’s needs for many years to come, supporting the VA’s use of evolving healthcare technologies to improve patient care. Designed by Astorino, the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry Township,...

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From the Firms – June 18, 2014

Michael Cherock, founder and president of AE Works, was selected as both Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) has honored Market Square Place, designed by Strada LLC, with a Charter Award of Merit for the Best Block as part of its 2014 Global Awards Program for Excellence in Urban Design. The results of the project affirm many principles of the CNU, most specifically, by treating the district as a cultural and historical resource, and by creating a livable, walkable, safe, and publicly accessible urban streetscape that reestablishes the continuity of an urban society. WTW Architects has teamed with Neumann Smith Architects of Detroit for...

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