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  • CANstruction Pittsburgh, 2017

    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
  • Wes Wise, AIA, LEED AP Joins DRS Architects Healthcare Practice

    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
  • DRS Renovates the Gateway Center Elevator Interiors

    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
  • AIA Leadership Institute

    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
  • Excel4apps is Relocating

    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
  • Keeping it out of a Landfill

    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 Recently, DRS Architects staff collected outdated and discontinued finish samples and materials that were no longer needed for project use and donated them to the non-profit organization Pittsburgh Center for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
  • 2016 KAPPA Conference

     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
  • 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 ... Read more
  • Holiday Donation

    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
  • DRS Architects: Our Work in History

    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
  • New Intern Architect Joins DRS Architects

    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
  • University of Pittsburgh Salk Pavilion nominated for MBA Awards 2016

    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
  • Check it Off—Registration Exams Done

    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
  • NEWH Top Interior Designer Award 2016

    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
  • CT Scanner Replacement at UPMC Passavant Emergency Department

      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
  • DRS Architects Makes Pittsburgh Magazine’s Top 10 List

    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
  • DRS Architects Volunteer to Help the Pennsylvania Conservancy

    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
  • La Roche College Board of Trustees Announces New Chair and Vice Chair

    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
  • Lunch ‘n Learn with Steve Hackman

    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
  • What Is The Healthcare Facility Model In 2014?

    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
  • Less is 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
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