Client: University of Pittsburgh
Architecture Firm: Payette / Moshier Studio
Contractor: Mascaro Construction & Turner Construction
Engineers: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Photographer: Warren Jagger Photography, Inc.
Consultants: Arup Lighting Design, BrightTree Studios
Creating a new front entry for the School of Medicine, the new two-story student lounge responds to the historic bones of the 1956 Scaife Hall Building. A variety of renovated interior spaces, including replacing the 1950s escalators with an open, light and airy staircase that promotes wellness and reduces energy and annual maintenance costs, an interactive multi-media display, the new student lounge and café and admissions office, creates an active social hub for the School.