Architecture

'Doors Open Pittsburgh' event gives behind-the-scenes look at Downtown buildings

Pittsburghers can get exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences at some of the city's most iconic buildings thanks to a free, first-of-its-kind event. Doors Open Pittsburgh will be held ...

New Frick Park center fits and celebrates its environment

The best architecture usually expresses its purpose and respects its place. It doesn't mislead you as to what kind of building it is, and it ...

Riverfront developments today improved by thoughtful plans

Planning was rarely an issue in the cities and towns that grew up along the rivers of Western Pennsylvania. Instead, a simple scheme prevailed. Wherever ...

Pittsburgh's bridges exemplify strength and beauty of design

One of the most visually powerful aspects of Pittsburgh, once a visitor grasps that this is a city built among dramatic hills and rivers, is ...

Architectural firm revitalizes Sewickley street

A boutique architectural firm is making its mark on Sewickley's main street as it nears completion of its third commercial renovation in a year. ...

Main Street banks: With classical form, institutions once inspired awe

They were the mainstays of Main Street. Big, white limestone banks, often marked by pairs of flanking Greek or Roman columns and carved flourishes around ...

Pittsburgh building projects make strides

Some bits and pieces about spaces and places in the city: Gardens at Market Square Millcraft Investments and their architects, Arquitectonica, took a big ...

1966 law paved way for historic preservation efforts

It's been 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and I think it can be said ...

Oakmont Country Club maintains original architecture through renovations 

The 112-year-old clubhouse at Oakmont Country Club, with its broad porches and tasteful dining rooms and sitting rooms, still has the relaxed but elegant feel that ...

Modest Lawrenceville library holds a place in history

It is sometimes the least imposing of our old buildings that have the best stories to tell. The 118-year-old Lawence-ville branch of the Carnegie Library ...

New buildings add to Greensburg's landmark architectural designs

The art of good building is alive and well in Greensburg. This small city 30 miles east of Pittsburgh has long been a town of ...