The DRS Architects project team was pleased to have the opportunity to join UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the named donors Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon Levesque in the Dedication Event for the new MIBG Therapy Suite at Children’s Hospital. The new MIBG Treatment Suite is one of ... Read more
DRS Architects had the pleasure of celebrating with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Rossin Foundation in a beam signing ceremony for the new Dream Big Studio that is under construction on the 6th floor in the Eat’n Park Atrium. The event included all those in attendance signing a new ... Read more
This year DRS Architects is celebrating 60 years of design excellence in architecture, planning and interior design. We want to share more than six decades of our history with you and thank our clients for their continued support. Here are the years spanning from 1959-1968.
Congratulations to Matthew Vibberts for becoming a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania! Matthew graduated from Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) with a Bachelor in Architecture in 2014. In 2015, he earned his ‘Construction Documents Technologist’ (CDT) certificate.
Matthew joined DRS Architects in August of 2017 as an architectural designer and ... Read more
The Alcoa Building and Mellon Square were selected for the 2018 Timeless Award by the AIA Pennsylvania at their recent Awards Ceremony. The Timeless Award is given to architecture which has endured the test of time and still resonates with the design community and the public.
Mitchell & Ritchey a predecessor firm to ... Read more
Jack Williams, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has recently joined DRS Architects as a Project Architect. Mr. Williams is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. His professional experience consist of a wide variety of projects, including healthcare, commercial office, higher education, multi-family, and custom residential homes and additions. He has successfully followed many projects from ... Read more
The DRS project team was honored to join in the unveiling of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse that was announced Tuesday, 10/23/18 at Duquesne University’s A.J. Palumbo Center. The comprehensive renovation of the A.J. Palumbo Center is being designed by DRS and set to break ground in March of 2019.
The UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse will be ... Read more
DRS was delighted to be a sponsor for this year’s Green Building Alliance Emerald Evening at the Carnegie Science Center. The GBA celebrated the remarkable progress that has been made in sustainability here in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area over the past 25 years. To celebrate their accomplishment, the GBA honored 25 projects that significantly ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: AIA Design Pittsburgh People’s Choice Voting is Officially Open!
This year DRS will be competing with two projects in the Design + Innovation category.
Get your votes in today..! We appreciated your support..!
Click here to vote for The Memorial
Click here to vote for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh TV/Video + ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: AHN – Outpatient Center at the Waterworks is Now Open.
Construction for Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Outpatient Center at the Waterworks was recently completed this past June. DRS completed the architectural design and interior design for the renovation of the previous 13,400 SF Old Navy store into the current AHN Outpatient ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRS Highlighted in Breaking Ground Magazine!
DRS was recently highlighted in the latest edition of Breaking Ground Magazine! Breaking Ground Magazine is Pittsburgh’s source of information on commercial building construction and real estate development published by Tall Timber Group and edited by Jeff Burd, one of the region’s industry experts.
Our ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Apoorva Juneja recently joined DRS Architects.
Apoorva Juneja, AIA has recently joined DRS Architects as a Project Architect concentrating in healthcare design and construction. Apoorva is a graduate of Kent State University and accredited with EDAC (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) and LEED Green Associate. She provides personalized architectural services for ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Cassidy Rush is Back for the Summer.
We are excited to welcome back Cassidy Rush as a summer intern again this year. Cassidy is in her final year at CMU completing her Master of Architecture.
Cassidy spent the year working on a design build project that focused on new housing in ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: IIDA Pittsburgh City Center’s On Common Ground: Design Leadership Roundtable.
Please join us on Thursday, May 17th for the IIDA Pittsburgh City Center’s On Common Ground: Design Leadership Roundtable.
Our Principal, Tobie Nepo, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C will be among a panel of fellow interior designers and architects to discuss the future ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Kathryn A. Jolley is Retiring.
After 37 years in the industry, Kathryn A. Jolley, ASID, Senior Principal of DRS Architects, Inc. is retiring. Kathryn joined DRS after graduating with a BS in Interior Design from La Roche College. She was the Managing Principal of DRS Interiors during the 1990s ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Rachel Rzymek recently joined DRS Architects.
Rachel Rzymek has recently joined DRS Architects as a Business Development Marketing Manager. Rachel is a graduate of Gannon University and brings her experience in the AEC industry to DRS. Rachel is an upcoming board member of SMPS Pittsburgh and a member of the Young ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: 2018 Future of Healthcare Event.
We want to thank our friends at Allegheny Health Network for joining us at the 2018 Future of Healthcare event yesterday at the Fairmont Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Business Times put on a wonderful event on Building Business Success Through Mindfulness with keynote speaker, Dr. Barry Kerzin!
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Peter Harjung recently joined DRS Architects.
Peter Harjung, AIA has recently joined DRS Architects as a Project Architect. He is a graduate of Kent State University and one of the first students to attain the Historic Preservation Minor at Kent.
Peter has experience working on complex government projects, historic and contemporary ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: UPMC Opens The Brick•Side Eatery.
The Brick•Side Eatery brings new menu options to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s staff and visitors at the Montefiore campus.
A complete renovation to the existing seventh floor cafe at UPMC Montefiore brought opportunities for a new and unique style of retail operation. The Brick•Side Eatery ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRUG/ALCOHOL Treatment Facility to Open at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.
This month, UPMC McKeesport Hospital opens a new DeTox unit designed to support the current epidemic of opioid and other drug and alcohol users. More than 300 people celebrated at the Open House provided the first look at this new facility. ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Carnegie Mellon’s Donner House.
Carnegie Mellon’s Donner House was recently covered by Architect Magazine. On architecture critic Aaron Betsky’s recent trip to Pittsburgh, he explored the CMU campus and rediscovered a midcentury modern “gem” tucked away in a corner of the campus. This gem was designed by Mitchell & Ritchey and ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Green Building Tour of The Midwife Center.
We recently enjoyed a tour of The Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health.
The tour was coordinated by the Green Building Alliance and Rothschild Doyno Collaborative.
The Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health is the nation’s largest freestanding birth center. Since 1982, the ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Sneha K. Mansukhani recently joined DRS Architects.
Sneha K. Mansukhani has recently joined DRS Architects as a Graduate in Architecture. Sneha completed her undergraduate work at Rachana Sasad’s Academy of Architecture Mumbai University in India. She is a registered architect in India. After working for five years in India, ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Michael K. Larche recently joined DRS Architects.
Michael K. Larche has recently joined DRS Architects as a Graduate in Architecture. Michael graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Architecture, earning the title University Scholar by achieving and maintaining the highest GPA in the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture & ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Cassidy Rush Heads Back to Grad School.
For the last eight months, it has been great to have Cassidy Rush on our DRS team. She’s headed back to CMU this week to focus on completing her Masters of Architecture.
Over the summer and into this fall and winter, she ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: First Annual DRS Architects Cookie Exchange.
The First Annual DRS Architects Cookie Exchange was deemed a big success!
Such talent in the office! Holiday cookies to go around!
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRS Annual Holiday Luncheon 2017.
Most of the staff were able to gather at the Renaissance for our holiday luncheon. After a few hors d’oeuvres and drinks, the group divided into teams and played “Jeopardy” with categories like Pittsburgh Architecture, Pittsburgh, DRS, Holiday and Photos.
After lots of laughter ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: The DRS Book Club.
About every six weeks since 2013, a group of DRS women have gathered over lunch to pore over a book, discuss plots and characters, and rate our latest pick. The selection of that book has been rotated among the members, which causes each of us to read ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Jack Jasneski builds a model for a client.
Those who have served our nation in the military have a common bond, regardless of the branch of service. One of our own, Jack Jasneski, served in the US Army and rose to the rank of Sergeant and then served on the ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRS Architects has promoted 5 new principals.
DRS Architects, a leading Pittsburgh architecture, planning and interior design firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of five new Principals. Paul Cali, AIA; Scott Hazlett, AIA; Jon Funari, AIA; Tobie Nepo, IIDA; Gretchen Zetler, IIDA have been promoted as Principals and will ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Lisa L. Jankowski recently joined DRS Architects.
Lisa L. Jankowski joined DRS Architects in September as our Accounting and Human Resources Manager. She is a capable and creative manager, clearly a “people person” who enjoys working in a small business and interacting with each of the staff.
Lisa has previously worked ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRS Architects designs “Pittsburgh Coolest New Restaurant”.
We spotted this write-up on the new Ember & Vine Restaurant at the Doubletree in Cranberry. Check out the link below and then click “make your reservation now” or make your reservation through Table Magazine.
Click here to visit the Ember & Vine article.
They are ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Matthew Vibberts recently joined DRS Architects.
Matthew Vibberts has recently joined DRS Architects as a Graduate in Architecture. Matthew graduated from Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) with a Bachelor in Architecture. He earned a certificate as a Construction Documents Technologist in 2015.
Matthew enjoys woodworking ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Nicole Mooney recently joined DRS Architects.
Nicole Mooney has recently joined DRS Architects as a Graduate in Architecture. Nicole graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture followed by a Masters of Architecture.
While at Wentworth, Nicole was the Captain of the tennis team, a member of ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Hospitality Designers Partner with Designtex & 3Form for IIDA Product Runway.
On Friday, October 6th, IIDA PAINJIDE rolled out the red carpet for their Product Runway 2017 at the Hotel Monaco by Kimpton in Pittsburgh. This year’s runway theme was the Silver Screen and eleven teams each consisting of local designers, ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: The Family of Late Architect Albert Filoni Accepted the James Kling Fellowship Award.
The James D. Kling Award is given each year to the contractor or architect who represents the values of collaboration and camaraderie in the A/E/C industry, following the example set by Mr. Kling. James D. Kling, AIA began ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Submits Two Projects to the AIA for Voting in the Architecture Award Category.
Join us along with AIA Pittsburgh as we celebrate the places and the people who make a difference through good design. View the digital exhibit, including the 2017 Design Award submissions and the Young Architects Studio Competition. Meet ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Our Newest Architectural Intern Visits Rome to Study Abroad.
Stephanie Kubus sent us an e-mail the other day to check in and to share some photos.
“Hope all is well back in Pittsburgh. I’ve begun to settle into Roman lifestyle. My first weekend has been a whirlwind of orientations, meetings, and seeing ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Local Pittsburgh Sales Reps Treat DRS Architects to Ice Cream.
A group of local sales representatives visited DRS Architects and brought us ice cream.
A big thank you to Armstrong Ceiling and Flooring, Global Furniture, and D.L. Couch for the ice cream break!
Click here to visit the Armstrong Ceiling and Flooring website!
Click ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRS Architects in History.
Check out this bio for Dahlen K. Ritchey, one of the founders of Deeter Ritchey Sippel—now known as DRS Architects.
Mr. Ritchey certainly made a mark on Pittsburgh with his work on Mellon Square (a 1955 green roof over a 1,000 car parking garage), Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena (Mellon ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Erie Events’ Bayfront Hotels Lead Customer Satisfaction in North America.
The Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel marked its first year of operation Friday, June 23, culminating a successful year as part of the Bayfront Complex that consists of the Bayfront Convention Center, Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel and the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel. ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Stephanie Kubus has joined DRS Architects as a summer intern.
Stephanie Kubus has joined DRS Architects as a summer intern. Having completed two years of undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, Stephanie is looking for that first office experience to learn what architecture is like in the “real world”. And ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Cassidy Rush recently joined DRS Architects.
Cassidy Rush has joined DRS Architects as a summer intern. Graduating from Ohio State with a B.S. in Architecture and a minor in Studio Art, Cassidy will be continuing her graduate education at CMU this Fall while she continues to work at DRS.
At Ohio State ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: CANstruction Pittsburgh, 2017.
This year, DRS participated in the annual CANstruction Pittsburgh event held at the Mall at Robinson. What’s CANstruction, you ask? It’s a fantastic way to engage the A/E/C industry in supporting the neighborhoods in which we live, work, and play while doing our part to reduce hunger in ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: C. Wesley Wise, AIA, LEED AP recently joined DRS Architects.
C. Wesley Wise, AIA, LEED AP recently joined DRS Architects as a Senior Healthcare Architect to expand upon the level of services DRS offers to our long-standing- and new clients in the region. Prior to joining DRS Architects, Wes was a ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRS Renovates the Gateway Center Elevator Interiors.
The interior elevator renovation at Gateway Center is complete! Thanks to our friends at Forms+Surfaces capturing the project so beautifully and to Hertz Management for trusting us to do the job! The end results are simply transformative but don’t take our work for ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: AIA Leadership Institute.
Tiffany Peter, AIA has been accepted into the inaugural class of the Pittsburgh AIA Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals. As part of this class facilitated by The People Group, Tiffany will have the opportunity to explore the following topics through interactive sessions with about 20 other young ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Excel4apps is Relocating.
At 3 Crossings, an Oxford Development mixed-use development sprawling along the Allegheny River, between Railroad and Smallman Streets in the Strip District, exciting things are happening for office environments. Excel4apps selected DRS Architects to create new office space within the 2501 Building. Their new space will include ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Keeping it out of a Landfill.
Recently, DRS Architects staff collected outdated and discontinued finish samples and materials that were no longer needed for project use and donated them to the non-profit organization Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse on April 27th. The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse advocates material reuse, ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: 2016 KAPPA Conference.
The Spring KAPPA (Keystone Association of Physical Plant Administrators) is a gathering of this regions’ who’s who in college and university planning. Held twice a year, it is an opportunity to listen, learn and relax with others in the AEC/higher ed arena. In April, Senior Architect Paul Cali, ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Holiday Donation.
Over the New Year holiday, DRS Architects delivered 110 lbs. of canned goods to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, along with a monetary contribution.
Our entire staff generously donated canned goods and other non-perishable foods for this agency that provides nearly 2 million pounds of food to residents ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: Our Work in History.
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 ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – New Intern Architect Joins DRS Architects.
We finished out the year by hiring a new intern architect, EJ Crough. EJ graduated from Catholic University in Washington, DC where he excelled academically and had a senior project chosen for construction in Capital Hill.
After graduation, EJ remained in Washington and worked for two architectural ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh Salk Pavilion nominated for MBA Awards 2016.
It has been a great opportunity for DRS Architects to serve as associate architect in the design and construction of this 80,000 SF research laboratory. Salk Pavilion serves the dental and pharmacy schools at Pitt. It is a significant addition to Salk ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – Check it Off—Registration Exams Done.
Congratulations to Tiffany Peter, AIA who has recently passed her architectural registration exams! Tiffany joined DRS Architects in March of 2012 after graduating with her Masters of Architecture from Kent State University. Since joining DRS Architects, Tiffany has worked on healthcare projects for four major Pittsburgh hospitals; ... Read more
Pittsburgh, PA – NEWH Top Interior Designer Award 2016.
William Michael ’97 and Jenna Peterson ’10 focus their interior design expertise on hospitality projects at DRS Architects. This duo was recently nominated for and recipients of a 2016 NEWH Top Interior Designer Award for the Pittsburgh Region. NEWH is the premier networking resource for the ... Read more
McCandless Township – DRS Architects completes CT Scanner Replacement at UPMC Passavant Emergency Department.
DRS Architects recently completed a small renovation project at UPMC Passavant Hospital that replaced the 8 slice CT Scanner located in the Emergency Department with a 64 slice CT Scanner to improve the imaging capabilities. Though the scope of the construction ... Read more
PITTSBURGH, November 3, 2015 – DRS Architects Makes Pittsburgh Magazine’s Top 10 List.
DRS Architects made the list in Pittsburgh Magazine City Guide 2015-16: 10 Things We Love Around the Point.
The Thelma Lovette YMCA on Centre Avenue, which was completed in 2012, is noted for wellness, fitness and workouts.
It’s also LEED Silver certified and features ... Read more
PITTSBURGH, July 2, 2015 – DRS Architects Volunteers to Help the Pennsylvania Conservancy Clean Up Some of the Weeds Around Gateway Center.
This morning, I drove past the flower beds planted just off the city-side of the Fort Pitt Bridge with a greater sense of pride. Yesterday, a team of seven from DRS Architects worked for ... Read more
PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2015 – The Board of Trustees at La Roche College recently elected Kathryn Jolley ’81, ASID, LEED AP, as board chair and Brad Franc, Esquire, as vice chair.
“We are fortunate to have the expertise and dedication of Kathryn and Brad on our board, and we are most grateful for their willingness to ... Read more
It was the most fascinating Lunch ‘n Learn we’ve had all year! And it wasn’t about architectural design or construction. Steve Hackman, who was recently named Creative Director of the Fuse Series for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) spent an hour sharing his musical vision: a “mash-up” which combines the Brahms First Symphony and some ... Read more
By Scott Hazlett, AIA, ACHA, EDAC
Healthcare delivery has been changing rapidly over the last 10 years in our local region and across the country. The traditional healthcare points of delivery that included the community hospital, the hospital owned outpatient clinic and the physician-owned doctor’s office are quickly fading into the past as the healthcare model ... Read more
By Scott Hazlett, AIA, ACHA, EDAC
Is less really more? Or can only more be more? This aphorism, “Less is More”, surfaced in the 1855
poem Andrea del Sarto by Robert Browning, but was later attributed to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a German/American architect of the modern era, as his motto due to repeated use by ... Read more