Master Builder Finalist

Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Master Builder Finalist.

The 2015 Master Builders Awards celebrate the relationship between the Contractor and other Team Members in creating exceptional buildings. This year’s winners were no exception. DRS Architects was proud to be a Finalist in the BEST NEW CONSTRUCTION OVER $25 MILLION category for the Salk Pavilion at the University of Pittsburgh. Burchick was the contractor with Joe Wardman as their Project Manager. Owen Cooks and Chris Nieman represented the University. Kathryn Jolley accepted on behalf of DRS Architects, who was the Associate Architect to Ballinger of Philadelphia.

This 80,000 SF facility features state-of-the-art research laboratories, office and conference facilities for the dental and the pharmacy schools at the University. One highlight of the project is The Commons, a stunning area which serves not only as a physical link to the original Salk Dental School, but also as a flexible collaborative, study, and presentation area as needed. Featured is an original enamel mural by Virgil Cantini called Aerial Scape.