SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Perkins Eastman wins Pittsburgh riverfront development

The Pittsburgh office of architecture and planning firm Perkins Eastman was recently awarded the 12-month visioning process for a 6.5-mile segment of the city’s riverfront that stretches from the convention center east to the Highland Park neighbourhood, including an under-developed section of the River’s northwest bank.

“The Allegheny’s edge can be a primary thread that connects Pittsburgh’s distinct riverfront neighborhoods and become an amenity in their future development,” Stephen Quick FAIA, a Principal at Perkins Eastman, said. “We are thrilled to be working on this vision plan that links the Allegheny to its neighborhoods and downtown—a precedent for other Pittsburgh riverfront neighborhoods.”

The project is a collaborative effort between the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, and Riverlife. The planning team led by Perkins Eastman also includes GSP Consulting, CH2M HILL, Viridian Landscape Studio, Continental Conservation, Trans Associates, and Clear View Strategies. The project will be incorporated into the City’s comprehensive riverfront master plan, slated for completion in 2010.

The project will create linkages between the River and its adjacent neighbourhoods, become a precedent for other riverfront communities, and serve as a key instigator and guide for future development. Through a highly participatory process, community members will participate in design discussions, public meetings, and neighbourhood-wide recreational opportunities.

IN BRIEF
Monday 18 May 2009
Calatrava-designed IST building at Florida Polytechnic University named Southeast Building of the Year by Engineering News Record
Fri 31 Oct 2014
Architecture IO presents first conference: ‘Rethinking how people move in cities’ at the Museum of London
Fri 31 Oct 2014
Haworth Tompkins-designed Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK, enters final restoration and redevelopment phase
Thu 30 Oct 2014
UK Architects remain confident on future workloads – RIBA
Thu 30 Oct 2014
Eurasian Prize 2015 now open for entries
Thu 30 Oct 2014
Tall Storeys - Retrospective on Hong Kong Architecture
Wed 29 Oct 2014
Pritzker Architecture Prize welcomes Benedetta Tagliabue to the Jury
Wed 29 Oct 2014
JLL, ISG and John Robertson architects complete London’s 450,000 sq ft Aldwych Quarter Scheme
Wed 29 Oct 2014