6C — January 11 - 24, 2019 — American Institute of Architects PA — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


A merican I nstitute of A rchitects PA AIA Pittsburgh: our members design quality solutions for the commercial real estate industry

Here are just three of our 2018 Design Award Winners

Architecture Firm: Pfaffmann + Associates Contractor: Volpatt Construction Engineers: Iams Consulting, Schneider Engineering Client: Borough of Forest Hills Photographer: Massery Photography Landscape Architect: Common Ground Consultants: SEECH Industries, EIS Solar, Porter SIPS, Zottola Landscaping, PELLA Windows, Eastern Architectural Products

The Forest Hills Municipal Building is Pennsylvania’s first zero energy municipal building and is up for LEED Gold certification. The building is designed to face south, has on site stormwater management, and uses engineered timber, solar panels and geothermal energy.

Architecture Firm: Margittai Architects Contractor: Waller Corporation Engineers: Conway Engineering Client: Megin Harrington Photographer: Breanna Kristian Photography & Pittsburgh Real Estate Media Consultants: J.A. Saur Co.; Merit Electrical Group; Pine Hollow Mechanical, Inc.; DeFrank & Son Custom Cabinets, Inc.; Arch Masonry & Restoration; Heritage Restoration Architecture Firm: WTW Architects Contractor: Massaro Construction Group Engineers: Gateway Engineers; A&A Consultants, Inc; Advantus Engineers; Monaloh Basin Engineers Client: Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Photographer: Halkin Mason Photography Consultants: Walker Parking Consultants, GeoMechanics, Inc.

Accomplishing exemplary levels of sustainability, the Gold 1 Parking Facility was recognized as the first Parksmart Gold certified facility in the world in 2018 – with such features as solar power, bike lanes, and rainwater capture.

Heavily damaged by fire in 2015, the Century Inn in Scenery Hill, PA was preserved and restored to National Register of Historic Places distinction, and among other awards was chosen for the 2018 AIA Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award.

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