Pittsburgh Riverfront
Masterplan
VIEW FROM RIVER
tower INTERIOR
 tower skin study
envelope strategy
highrise units
LOW RISE UNITS
MODEL
MODEL
MODEL
MODEL
MODEL
ACTIVITY
SITE PLAN
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust sponsored an invited competition that proposed using its downtown property as a catalyst site for revitalization of the surrounding Cultural District. The competition called for housing, art resources, sustainable design, and a strong connection to the river on a two-block site.

The masterplan, developed in collaboration with Perkins Eastman and Antunovich Associates, uses art as an organizing concept to rejuvenate and link open spaces. A woven chandelier hangs above the central intersection creating an outdoor lobby for the surrounding cultural venues and framing an art-infused path to the river. Designed to be achieved in multiple phases, the project includes three new residential towers, renovated historic buildings, and infill mixed-use that wraps public parking. The plan addresses sustainability through multiple means, including the reuse of existing buildings, double skin facades, geothermal loops, passive shading, and daylighting.

STATUS
COMPETITION FINALIST 2006

LOCATION
PITTSBURGH, PA

CLIENT
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST

PROGRAM
700 UNITS, 1.63 MILION SF