PROJECT NAME: The Fern Hollow Junction

PARTICIPANT:Brendan Bogolin & Brad Feitl

2022 Frick Park Fern Hollow Bridge Future-Fit: In the wake of the Fern Hollow bridge’s collapse, entrants were asked to reimagine an ambitious future to build upon the new bridge as a community connector, an extension of the park spaces that surround the bridge, and a meaningful destination that adds to the environmental, social, and aesthetic value of Frick Park.




PARTICIPANT: Anthony Kosec

2021 Former Mellon Bank of East Liberty (6112 Penn Avenue): In partnership with the Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh, the challenge was to develop a new vision for the former Mellon Bank Building in East Liberty



PROJECT NAME: Ars Moriendi

PARTICIPANT: Jason Andrews

2020 Designing Your World For A New Reality: The challenge was in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how one could use the place they have “sheltered” as the canvas, proposing a design solution that is responsive to their unique built environment.






2019 Bloomfield Shursave IGA SiteThe challenge was to propose an architectural solution to what could possibly be a future for the site of the Bloomfield Shursave IGA.





PROJECT NAME: Carnegie Library Bibliopark

PARTICIPANT: Lainey Phillips

2018 Spark: a temporary parklet, rethinking public space: The challenge was to design a small spark as a temporary, public seating space for use in the city of Pittsburgh.



PROJECT NAME: Growing Pittsburgh

PARTICIPANT: Selina Bitting, Assoc. AIA

2017 Equitable Pittsburgh: The Most Livable City for Everyone: The challenge was to design a project that will make a statement on the theme of “Equitable Pittsburgh.” Read more




DESIGN TEAM: Jake Morrison

2016 Vision PGH 2050:  The challenge was to design for a resilient future. Read more




PROJECT: BATHS at the Billboard

PARTICIPANTS: Jozef Petrak, Assoc. AIA; Brian Pagnotta; Patrick Russell; Ben Quint-Glick; Breanna Praechter

2015 A Sign of the Times: Reimagining the Bayer Billboard Site
The challenge for this competition is to propose a new use for this iconic site. Read more. 




PROJECT: Clean Water Workshop

PARTICIPANT: Robert Tuñón and Keith Labutta

2014 Urban Voids: Opportunities Along the Rivers
The challenge for this competition is to identify an urban void along the riverfront that is believed, by the entrant(s), to have untapped potential, and to offer a creative solution to fill that void. Read more.

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PROJECT: Light Trail

PARTICIPANT: Drew Weinheimer

2013 The Great Allegheny Passage
The challenge for this competition is to devise a creative program for the establishment of a “place” or “places” along the GAP trail within the City of Pittsburgh geographic limits. Read more.




PROJECT: Symphony Bridge

PARTICIPANT: Beatrice Spolidoro

2012 The Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge
The challenge for this competition is to devise a creative program for the adaptive reuse of the bridge’s lower deck, and propose a conceptual design for the program’s implementation. Read more.




PROJECT: Uncover Pittsburgh

PARTICIPANT: Jared Friedman




PROJECT: Exercise City


2011 A Stair to Where?
The challenge for this competition is to design an imaginative stair in the City of Pittsburgh. Read more.




PROJECT: Drew Weinheimer

PARTICIPANT: Organic Mechanic

2010 Ten Penn Folly
Design a screen structure for the parking lots on either side of 10th Street at the intersection with Penn Avenue… Read more.