Second Avenue Commons seeks to provide sanctuary, support, and resources for people experiencing homelessness in downtown Pittsburgh. The facility developed under the alias “Project Cares” is envisioned as a year-round “low barrier” shelter accepting adults without children and their partners, pets, and possessions. Within the facility wrap-around services address the myriad and complex issues confronting those among us who are most vulnerable and complete a place that enables individuals’ greater self-sufficiency on their path to a safe and secure quality of life.
Category: Medium Architecture
Architecture Firm: DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design
Project Team: Nick Doichev, AIA; Dennis Astorino, AIA; Jennifer King, NCIDQ; Joseph Sepcic, RA; Paul Kane, RA; Laura Deluca, RA; Shannon Baron, RA; Brian Gruendl, RA
Client: Second Avenue Commons, Inc.
Contractor: PJ Dick, John Robinson - Contractor;
Engineers: McKim & Creed, Dan Dolan - MEP and Structural Engineer; KAG Engineering, Kimberly Gales - Civil Engineer; The Gateway Engineers, Daniel Deiseroth - Civil Engineer
Photographer: Alexander Denmarsh
Landscape Architect: J Frank Studios, Frank Dawson - Landscape Architect
Consultants: PNC Design & Construction, Geoff Leah - Owner Representative; Ceeva, Rick Topping - Data & Communication Consultant; Bova Corp, Dean Bova - Food Service Consultant