DRS Architects: Our Work in History

Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Our Work in History.

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A new exhibit, running now through May 2nd – HAClab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center –  is designed for people to encounter Pittsburgh’s complex history of postwar architecture and urban design. It examines postwar architecture and urbanization in Pittsburgh from 1945 to 1975.

DRS Architects (Deeter Ritchey Sippel during this time period) was a driving force behind the Pittsburgh Renaissance. Our efforts included two notable projects: the award-winning Civic Arena (completed in 1961) that became a shining symbol of Pittsburgh’s rebirth and Mellon Square, the first “green” rooftop of a parking garage.

To help create this new exhibit, we were was asked to provide images, drawings, and other historical elements. Phil Hundley, AIA, Principal, who was directly involved with projects during this era, spearheaded the retrieval and selection of these archived pieces.

We pride ourselves in our rich and strong Pittsburgh heritage and invite you to visit this exhibit to see and learn more.

Below are a few images we photographed from the museum exhibit.

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