Growth with a vision

See on Scoop.itGreen Building Design – Architecture & Engineering

Pittsburgh continues to gain bragging rights where planning and architecture are concerned. That was reinforced this month with two unrelated events.


“…an expert on new building technologies, says it will be the tallest office building in the country to use natural ventilation, rather than being a hermetically sealed box, like office towers of the past. …”


“The AIA also gave out several “Green Design Citations.” One is especially notable. This is the redesign of the old South Hills High School on Mt. Washington …, the huge old school was converted into 106 units of housing for the elderly along with community and commercial spaces. It achieves unusually high energy efficiency for an existing building.”


“Architectural Record and the AIA gave high praise for imaginative redevelopment and planning along our revived riverfronts. …”



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