1201 Chappel Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
3744 Teays Valley Road, Ste. 201
Hurricane, WV 25526
The University of Pittsburgh got a major facelift with the renovation and reconfiguration of the University's Book Center. The goal of the renovation was to improve the circulation and flow throughout the sales floor and included the addition of new stairwells, an elevator, a sales and service area for digital technology and a small café.
The challenges of the existing building included low headroom, an awkward 'U' shaped footprint with narrow passageways and dark, outdated spaces. To overcome some of the building issues, the lighting had to provide enough illumination to light the space as well as guide the patrons throughout the space. Read More
The design of the memorial celebrates the contributions of Southwestern Pennsylvanians to the war effort and serve as an outdoor museum to teach all those who visit about the great local stories that were part of the war effort. Constructed of stainless steel spires and glass, the monument describes the war in a series of photos, the region's role in the conflict, and the sacrifices of local veterans. Twenty-four granite panels feature essays, diary entries and quotations. Visitors will pass a large pole-mounted flag and then enter the heart of the memorial, a unique elliptically-shaped space defined by the panels. The plaques tell the narrative story of the war. The interior is devoted to the local history while the exterior describes the story of the war around the world. Read more