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The Design Pittsburgh People's Choice Award is your opportunity to weigh in on some of the recently designed (or redesigned) places and spaces in our community. Architecture is a part of our daily environment and we want to hear from you what good design means to you.
As you look through the projects submitted, ask yourself: Does the project inspire you? Would you enjoy spending time in that space? How does the project enhance or serve our community?
Drawn to a former Heinz warehouse for its rich history and industrial character, our client engaged us to create a workplace that balanced old and new, offering flexibility while fostering a deeper connection to Pittsburgh’s legacy of technological innovation. Although the building’s compact column grid and low floor-to-floor heights posed challenges for a modern office environment, we were inspired by the distinctive industrial elements and used the interior framework to create flow and dynamism throughout, with an intuitive series of workspace ‘neighborhoods’ and gathering areas. Newly exposed timber provides a textured complement to integrated, locally sourced artwork and mid-century furniture found throughout each floor, visually bridging past and present. A new stair through the building’s upper level leads to a roof terrace with panoramic views of the nearby river, Sixteenth Street Bridge, and Heinz campus, further connecting occupants with their surroundings and place within the city.
Category: Medium Architecture
Architecture Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Project Team: Kent Suhrbier, AIA; Drew Balzer, AIA; David Kitchen; Kirsten Clemens, AIA; Katie Walsh; Eric Leathers; Jason Brody, AIA
Contractor: Rycon Construction, Inc - Contractor
Engineers: Allen & Shariff - MEP Engineer; Atlantic Engineering Services, Inc. - Structural Engineer
Photographer: Ed Massery
Consultants: Babich Acoustics - Acoustical Consultant
Brian Peters – Artist: 3D-Printed Ceramic Wall Tiles
Limelight Ceramics – Tile