2555 Smallman Street 3 Crossings

Pittsburgh, PA

AGH Hybrid OR Suite Cath Lab

Pittsburgh, PA

AHN Linac Replacement

Somerset, PA

AHN Waterworks Outpatient Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Allegheny Center Complex

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Benedum Hall

Pittsburgh, PA

BNY Mellon Conference Center

Pittsburgh, PA

BNY Mellon Renovations

Pittsburgh, PA

Brick Side Eatery UPMC Montefiore

Pittsburgh, PA

BridgeValley Community & Technical College

South Charleston, WV

Community College of Beaver County

Beaver County, PA

Civic Arena

Pittsburgh, PA

Creative & Expressive Art Therapy Suite

Pittsburgh, PA

DoubleTree Cranberry

Mars, PA

Drug Enforcement Administration Office

Milwaukee, WI

Drug Enforcement Administration Office

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University Power Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Excel4Apps 3 Crossings

Pittsburgh, PA

FBI Field Office

Pittsburgh, PA

Harmarville Rehabilitation Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Immaculate Conception Parish

Washington, PA

John J. Kane Regional Center

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Litchfield Towers

Pittsburgh, PA

Marriott Fairfield McCandles

Pittsburgh, PA

Mellon Square

Pittsburgh, PA

MIBG Suite

Pittsburgh, PA

NCR Pavilion

New York, NY

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Sundial Lodge

Farmington, PA

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Chateau I

Farmington, PA

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Renovations

Farmington, PA

Next Tier Connect Conference Center

Monroeville, PA

North Fayette Community Center

Oakdale, PA

PA State Police DNA Laboratory

Greensburg, PA

Former YMCA at Market Place

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Salk Hall & Pavilion

Pittsburgh, PA

Sheraton Erie Bayfront

Erie, PA

Slippery Rock University Student Center

Slippery Rock, PA

Starbucks

Pittsburgh, PA

Sushi Fuku UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

Thelma Lovette YMCA

Pittsburgh, PA

Three Rivers Stadium

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Trees Hall

Pittsburgh, PA

TV/Video & Radio Studio

Pittsburgh, PA

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Advanced Chemistry Laboratory

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sample Receipt Facility

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Duquesne University UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University Wean Hall

Pittsburgh, PA

Westinghouse Nuclear Center

Monroeville, PA

Westmoreland Transit Facility

Greensburg, PA

3 Crossings is a mixed-use development in the Strip District, one of Pittsburgh’s most iconic and historic neighborhoods. DRS was brought into the development by Oxford Development to do a test fit at one of the office components. After a successful plan was established for the client, DRS was hired to complete the fit-out, working directly with the client’s corporate real estate team. Although relatively small in square footage, the space packs a punch. The design team created seven different areas specifically tailored to address employee preferences and working modalities. In 2018, the client had outgrown the space and DRS designed the expansion of the office.

Oxford Development Company
Pittsburgh, PA
2,165 SF in 2016
1,300 SF in 2018

This advanced suite combines a minimally-invasive, class-C operating room with a multi-axis, interventional imaging system for angiography and catheterization procedures. The project also included a number of functions to support the OR including a control room, an equipment room, a sub-sterile room, a clean storage room, staff locker/toilet rooms, a cryogen tissue freezer and nurse coordinators’ offices. The successful completion of this project has allowed Allegheny General Hospital to seamlessly transition between surgical and catheter-based therapies to deliver a comprehensive variety of cardiovascular procedures to their patients.

West Penn Allegheny Health System
Pittsburgh, PA
3,000 SF
2013

DRS completed interior renovations at Allegheny Health Network’s Somerset County Oncology Center to replace the Linear Accelerator (Versa HD), a highly versatile radio therapy technology that enables doctors to treat a wide range of cancer patients. The renovation, which successfully met strict schedule and budget requirements, included a Linear Accelerator Treatment Room, Scanner Room, Control Rooms, Waiting Area and Staff Offices.

CJL Engineering, Taylor Structural Engineers, MBM Contracting

Allegheny Health Network
Somerset County, PA
3000 SF
2018

DRS worked with Allegheny Health Network to create an Outpatient Center in a popular Waterworks shopping mall just northeast of downtown Pittsburgh. The extensive renovation converted a former Old Navy store to a primary and express care center including cardiology, orthopedic, OB/GYN and diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT scans, 3-D mammography) services.

HF Lenz, Taylor Structural Engineers, Landau Building Company

Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA
13,400 SF
2018

In January of 1959, the Urban Redevelopment Authority retained Allegheny Planning Associates to assist in preparation for the proposed Allegheny Center project. The planning team also included D.K. Ritchey Associates, Simonds and Simonds, and General Planning and Resource Consultants. The plans were later approved, and Lewis E. Kitchen was named developer with Deeter and Ritchey Architects leading the design. Allegheny Center was built on 78 acres in the North Side of Pittsburgh. Allegheny Center included 800,000 SF commercial area, 120,000 SF, 8-story professional office building, apartment buildings for over 1300 residential units, and 220 townhouses.

Allegheny Center, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
4,603,474 SF
1968

This 422,000 SF building brings together the seven department of the School of Engineering into one integrated engineering-oriented structure providing classrooms, 45,000 volume library, offices and laboratory facilities for enrollment of approximately 4,500 students. A two-story, 572-seat auditorium/conference area is connected to the main twelve-story architectural element via landscaped podium-like structure housing two floors of lab facilities. The contemporary building has a concrete structural system with limestone panels and precast concrete sunshades. The building received a Design Award and a Distinguished Building Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects.

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
422,000 SF
1971

In 2017, BNY Mellon asked DRS to re-imagine its Conference Center located at 500 Grant Street to include a variety of collaborative and group meeting areas for its staff. The objective of the extensive space reconfiguration, targeting both physical and psychological factors, was the creation of a “well-working” environment for the BNY Mellon team. Glass walls with gradient opacity provide openness while maintaining privacy; custom casework, informal seating, upgraded finishes, integrated media technologies, advanced lighting systems and improved air quality, all contribute to the health and productivity of Mellon’s interactive workspace.

BNY Mellon
Pittsburgh, PA
6,800 SF
2017

DRS was asked by BNY Mellon to update staff areas on two floors of their headquarters building in downtown Pittsburgh, incorporating the latest innovations in contemporary working environments. Interior renovations included changes to floor plans, light levels, and the establishment of zoning through furniture, floor finishes, and ceiling materials to create new visual connections from space to space, while maintaining areas for private interaction.

BNY Mellon
Pittsburgh, PA

2019

DRS was engaged to transform the existing Café in Montefiore Hospital from a soup and sandwich café to a pizza café. The project included renovating the existing café serving area, dining area, and kitchen; adding a pizza oven; converting a storage room into a café pick-up; and creating a new prep kitchen. The new Brick-Side Eatery serves custom pizzas and hot sandwiches for customers in the sit-down dining, take out from the pick-up area, and service to outdoor seating in warm weather.

UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA
2,029 SF
2017

DRS was hired as the Associate Architect and Community College expert to relocate an established West Virginia Community College to an existing 200,000 SF office building donated to the WV Higher Education Policy Commission. The design focus of this unconventional repurposing of classic corporate space was the addition of a two-story atrium, linking two distinct building wings to form the heart of the institution’s new space. The college occupied 75,000 SF of the building and included a Student Services Center, Workforce Development, Allied Health Department with Biology Labs, Chemistry Labs and a Nuclear Medicine Classroom, a 100-person Lecture Hall, General Classrooms with Offices for Staff and Faculty and open Lounge and Study Areas overlooking the atrium. The repurposing of the building for the Community College required all new Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems so they could operate as an independent entity within the larger facility.

BridgeValley Community & Technical College
South Charleston, WV
75,000 SF
2012

DRS led a comprehensive Master Plan study to thoroughly update a 1970 campus that had remained largely untouched for almost forty years. Extensive exterior envelope and interior space alterations were made to the nine structures forming the campus core, including changes to student services areas, classrooms, laboratories, lecture halls, administration and faculty offices, student lounges, building entrances, accessibility features and landscaping. The completed project delivered 140,000 SF of renovated building area and a new 14,000 SF maintenance facility, completely transforming an outdated campus, repositioning it to meet the needs of a rapidly growing industrial region.

Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, PA
+150,000 SF
2010

The Civic Arena was designed by Mitchell & Ritchey and completed in 1961 after the firm became Deeter & Ritchey. Edgar J. Kaufman was a strong proponent of the Civic Light Opera and wanted to have a retractable roof so concerts could be enjoyed outdoors. His substantial financial contribution ensured that the Civic Arena would have the world's first retractable roof on a major public venue. The six moveable roof sections, supported by a 260' cantilevered external arm, took two and a half minutes to fully retract.
The interior provided excellent column-free viewing of a wide range of activities including NHL Hockey, concerts, basketball games, ice shows and circuses. Seating capacity was 17,500 depending on the type of event being held. Through hydraulic lifts, sections of the arena seating decks could be elevated to form a full-size stage area. The Arena was featured in numerous articles across the world and was named one of the 10 best venues in the nation by Billboard Magazine in 1976. The arena also received an award for Aesthetic Design in Structural Steel from the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Auditorium Authority
Pittsburgh, PA
170,000 SF
1961

The newly renovated Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy Suite (CEAT) was designed to provide an environment for therapists to engage in the healing process with patients. The spaces provide an alternative method of healing through the use of music and art as a form of communication where there otherwise may not be words. Biophilic design principles combine daylight, color, materials and organic forms supporting the healing process through the connection of patients and their families with nature. The Suite is a place for children and families to develop their creative expression; allowing them to improve and enhance their physical, mental and emotional well-being during their stay at the hospital.

A Major Healthcare Facility [Confidential]
Pittsburgh, PA
2000 SF
2019

DRS worked closely with the new ownership team and Hilton Brands Worldwide to breathe new life into a 30-year-old property located in the rapidly developing Cranberry Township, just north of Pittsburgh. It’s signature elements, a 16,000 SF, 5-story atrium and its 13,000 SF Ballroom (the 2nd largest in Western PA) were re-imagined and transformed to create an inviting and lively atmosphere that serves
both hotel guests and the local business community that use the public space for casual business meetings and social events throughout the day.

The design incorporates many of the latest ideas in hospitality design including: a new three-meal dining experience; integral display kitchen and fully-convertible bar; a casual, living-room style lobby including a wide variety of seating options; and personal technology features to enhance the guest experience.

DoubleTree
Cranberry Township
34,000 SF
2016

DRS completed the design for the design build team that constructed a two-story office building for the DEA in Milwaukee, WI. The facility includes first level parking accommodations, a sally port and multiple secure holding cells, providing an important level of separation and security for others working in the building. The building also includes evidence rooms, a small laboratory, open and closed offices, conference facilities and specialized rooms dedicated to specific user functions. The building was designed to obtained LEED certification.

DEA
Milwaukee, WI
52,000 SF
2008

The GSA selected DRS as part of the Oxford Development Company design build team for a new DEA office in Pittsburgh. The design and construction period was sixteen months, a schedule driven by the need for the DEA to vacate its current leased space. The two-story, DEA building has office space on the upper floor with the ground floor serving as the secure entry lobby and secure garage for DEA and personal vehicles. The building is LEED certified and project features meet all the GSA building principles of Functional Objectives, Force Protection, and Integrated Design.

GSA & DEA
Pittsburgh, PA
48,000 SF
2005

A growing student body and expanding athletic programs led Duquesne University to build a new Student Recreation and Multi-purpose Building. Accessed via pedestrian bridge (by others) from the upper campus, the Power Center provides a variety of recreational spaces to the general student population, supported by casual lounges for studying and socializing. The top level of the building is a conference center for major campus events, affording dramatic views of downtown Pittsburgh.

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
136,800 SF
2008
LEED NC Silver Certification

After many years of successful growth, Excel4Apps needed to expand their office. Wanting to occupy space more centrally located to downtown and Pittsburgh’s many universities, they chose space in 3 Crossings, located in the Strip District. DRS was hired by Oxford Development to design the new office space for Excel4Apps. High ceilings permit ceiling clouds, as needed for acoustics, while retaining the open view to the structural elements above. The space allowed for a combination of open and closed workspace throughout the office while maintaining access to an abundance of the natural light through the strategic placement of transoms and large sidelights.

Oxford Development Company
Pittsburgh, PA
5,127 SF
2016

DRS was part of the Design/Build Team chosen by the GSA and FBI for a new standalone FBI Field Office. The facility increased square footage, improved efficiency and upgraded security for the FBI. The building was designed and constructed within a fifteen-month period. In 2008, DRS completed an 18,500 SF interior renovation on the third and fourth floors of the building. The scope of work included providing four areas within the building that are audibly secure from adjacent areas as well as from the exterior and meet program requirements to provide a secure environment for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities.

GSA/FBI
Pittsburgh, PA
160,000 SF in 2001
18,500 SF addition in 2008

The two-story, 175,000 SF building was planned for 200 beds with a first phase containing 120 beds. The center treats 1,200 inpatients and 2,400 outpatients annually. The concept came to fruition through the collaboration of patients, staff, administration and the architects, which lead to a cutting-edge design for rehabilitation facilities. While the building is well over 600 feet long, the various departments are so located that the patients do not travel the entire length until they are able to do so. Patients live in 40-bed unit “pods,” located at intervals along a “main street.” Since the main traffic pattern develops between the patient’s room, the dining area and the therapy areas, all patient-oriented activities are on the main floor. Other elements located along the “main street” include admissions, craft area, snack bar, gift shop, laundromat, and barber/beauty shops. The building received the Excellence in Architecture from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
175,000 SF
1975

Activities of the convent (1959) evolve around the front court, which is completely enclosed for privacy by a brick wall, thus achieving the desired “cloistered” feeling within the urban environment. Additional features supporting this concept include a reflecting pool adjacent to the stained-glass window of the chapel, and the retention of a large existing elm tree. Living quarters, in groups of cells, are provided for the nuns on the second floor. The elementary school (1966) contains 16 classrooms, a library, offices and auxiliary facilities. Two classrooms on each level are divided by moveable soundproof partitions, providing large multiuse space utilization. The building form, scale, and use of materials reflect those indigenous to the community.

Immaculate Conception Parish
Washington, PA
33,192 SF
1959 & 1966

A 360-bed Long Term Care Facility is located in Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs on a 29-acre wooded site. The 172,000 SF, four-story hospital is built of split-faced white block. A full range of services are provided, intended to restore residents to their maximum state of physical mental and social functioning. The Center contains a lobby, admissions, rehabilitation department, chapel, gift shop, beauty shop and library to encourage socializing. A centralized nursing station supervises sixty bed groupings. Each floor contains dining and recreation space, a solarium, conference room and social service offices. The Center features an outdoor, landscaped terrace.

John J. Kane Regional Center
Pittsburgh, PA
172,000 SF
1983

DRS developed a solution to house 1,800 students on an irregular one-and-a-half-acre site in the heart of the Oakland campus. The architectural challenge was solved with three circular towers. This approach provided the most efficient use of space and maximum exterior exposure for rooms, while maintaining an open airy site. The concept for student housing in a high-rise dormitory is maintained by dividing the towers into “houses” of three stories, each served by elevators to the center floor, which contains common spaces. Under the podium on which the Towers sit is a cafeteria to serve 1400 diners. This project received an Honor Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects.

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
495,110 SF
1963

The six-story Fairfield Inn & Suites was designed to express the principles of Marriott Hotels’ Work Well, Eat Well, Rest Well, Be Well campaign. Inspired by the science of ergonomics, this most economical Marriott product provides a productive, efficient and stress-free environment for both business and leisure travelers.

McSleep Partners, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
68,000 SF
2017

Mitchell & Ritchey, a predecessor firm to Deeter & Ritchey, were the architects for Mellon Square along with landscape architects Simonds & Simonds. Mellon Square, championed by Richard K. Mellon, was instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh. This resurgence included Alcoa’s new corporate headquarters, which overlooked the landscaped plaza below. Mitchell & Ritchey served as associate architects to Harrison & Abramovitz on the design of the Alcoa building. Mellon Square was the first modern plaza built above a parking garage in the country.
In 1985 Mellon Square was listed on the National Historic Register of Historical Places and in 2008 it was named one of “America’s Ten Greatest Public Spaces” by the American Planning Association. In 2018 Mellon Square and the Alcoa Building received the 50 Year Timeless Award from the American Institute of Architects, Pennsylvania. The award is given to architecture that has endured the test of time and still resonates with the design community and the public.

Parking Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
1.37 acres
1953

A leading Pittsburgh Healthcare provider selected DRS Architects to create an MIBG (Metaiodobenzylguanidine) Therapy Suite for the highly specialized treatment of cancer patients for whom standard induction chemotherapy is either inappropriate or ineffective. The high doses of radiation administered during MIBG therapy requires the patient to be isolated for up to 7 days in a treatment area wrapped by as much as 3/4” lead shielding to contain the radiation and protect doctors, nurses, and family members from its otherwise harmful effects. Architecturally, both natural and simulated daylighting features were incorporated as design features of the patient rooms as well as the adjoining family suite to help mitigate the extreme physical and psychological effects of acute illness and its treatment conditions.

A Major Healthcare Facility [Confidential]
Pittsburgh, PA
1,760 SF
2018

Day or night, the National Cash Register Pavilion was one of the most exciting and inviting venues at the 1964-65 World's Fair. Supported by three giant pylons, the “space frame” was a pragmatic approach to an irregular site and a most efficient way to provide 17,000 SF of column-free interior exhibit area. This expressionist structure demonstrated architectural and engineering innovation in both form and function.

National Cash Register Co.
New York, NY
16,450 SF
1964

The Sundial Lodge serves Nemacolin’s guests as a four-season outdoor adventure center and full-service dining destination. Situated atop Mystic Mountain, the two-story structure of heavy timber and glass captures dramatic views of the surrounding Laurel Highlands landscape. Completed less than a year after the pre-existing lodge was destroyed in a tragic fire, much of the project’s success can be attributed to a close collaboration of owner, builder and architect to deliver another first-rate resort attraction in time for the following ski season.

Nemacolin Resort & Spa
Farmington, PA
28,000 SF
2013

Situated on the beautiful 2,000-acre resort, the Chateau I was designed to resemble the Ritz Hotel in Paris. This luxury hotel contains 120 guestrooms and suites along with an upscale restaurant, tearoom, shops, and other support facilities. DRS in association with another architect completed the design for this design/build project.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, PA
217,290 SF
1997

A DRS client for over two decades, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort asked us to lead an extensive resort-wide architectural and interior renovation. The Resort offers six lodging options including Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond, and AAA Four-Diamond rated accommodations. DRS completed renovation projects throughout the resort that included new/renovated terraces and patios, elevator upgrades, façade and roof repairs, interior/exterior swimming pool repairs, ADA upgrades, interior upgrades, and numerous other miscellaneous items.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, PA
+500,000 SF
2015

Considering our rich history at the previous Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s campus, DRS was brought back by the new owners, Next Tier Real Estate Investors to revitalize the building. DRS is currently working with Next Tier on the Master Plan Visioning for Public Amenities, Interior Signage & Way Finding, and the Conference Center & Management Office Renovations. Next Tier knows not all tenants have the capability of dedicating large volumes of space to meeting spaces, as such they asked DRS to reimagine the outdated auditorium into a contemporary conferencing center capable of handling multiple set-ups and various meeting types.

Next Tier Connect, Pittsburgh East
Monroeville, PA
5,800 SF
Under Construction

The New Community Center provides a capstone for North Fayette Township’s Donaldson Park Recreation Complex. Overcoming challenging budget, topographic and program constraints, DRS worked closely with community leaders to create this signature, multi-purpose venue which includes a basketball court, fitness areas, a running track, an indoor playground, a childhood learning center, administrative offices, an outdoor terrace and an upper floor banquet space / conferencing center for 150 persons, overlooking the Park. Serving one of the region’s most rapidly developing municipality’s, the structure is designed to accommodate a major future expansion, nearly doubling its current
footprint.

North Fayette Township
Oakdale, PA
30,000 SF
2016

With the increasing demands for law enforcement DNA processing, this new DNA Analysis Laboratory is designed around state-of-the-art procedures for evidence chain-of-custody, prevention of evidence contamination, and long term evidence storage. Lab technicians alternate their work between two workstations, one in an open office area and one within the laboratory; both spaces are separated by negative-pressurized vestibules to prevent cross contamination. Recognizing the lab as the main function of the facility, that space has been wrapped in a patinated copper envelope and elevated to float above the masonry base of the building.

Pennsylvania State Police
Greensburg, PA
60,000 SF
2021

The former YMCA at Market Square Place was an active part of many professionals daily routine in downtown Pittsburgh. Combining multiple buildings, constructed from 1904 to 1930, was a challenge for the design team. A thorough assessment and analysis of the existing conditions, in conjunction with the services the Y wanted to provide, resulted in a dramatic new showcase to serve the YMCA’s important mission. The award winning, three-story facility included a 25-meter pool, fitness rooms, a 13,000 square foot open cardio fitness area, locker and sauna rooms, community space and administrative spaces achieved LEED CI Gold certification. The PNC Y closed their doors in 2018 and is missed by many.

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
40,000 SF
2010

This building complex for the Schools of Pharmacy & Dental Medicine updates a design DRS originally completed in 1987 with an extensive renovation and the addition of a new, 80,000 SF, LEED Silver research pavilion. Large, open lab spaces and a two-story, naturally lit, central commons allows students and faculty to interact and conduct their research in an environment that is both, pedagogically and technologically, state-of-the-art. The project was executed in collaboration with Ballinger.

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
80,000 SF
2015

Perched on the shore of picturesque Presque Isle Bay, the region’s premier hotel offers guests unique waterside accommodations with spectacular views. A dramatic bridge above the marina connects the 200-room hotel to the neighboring Bayfront Convention Center and the complex has become one of the region’s most valuable economic assets.

Erie County Authority
Erie, PA
135,000 SF
2008

The design of the new Student Center was the result of a collaboration between DRS and our consultant Sasaki Associates. The contemporary design features a dramatic three-story entry atrium, cantilevered ballroom and theater, outdoor dining area, 35-foot-long re-circulating waterfall and pedestrian bridge to the hillside. From the beginning, the University made a commitment to pursue a LEED silver certification and a highlight of the sustainable features is a 13,00SF vegetated roof which combined with other landscape design elements seamlessly integrates the new facility into the campus environment.

Multiple Awards Won:
Association of College Unions International
Honor Award by the Pittsburgh AIA
IIDA New England Interior Design Award 2013 Best Education Design
LEED NC Silver Certification

Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA
105,500 SF
2012

A new Starbucks, prominently located in the main lobby of the hospital, was developed to give patients, visitors and employees access to convenient grab-and-go service and break-room seating. A key element of the design is a Playhouse, which carves a secluded, comforting escape for children from the bustle of a busy public space.

A Major Healthcare Facility [Confidential]
Pittsburgh, PA
2000 SF
2018

Sushi Fuku was developed out of a joint force between UPMC and the owner of several local Sushi Fuku restaurants. The goal of the project was to expand the food service offerings at UPMC Presbyterian to give patients, their families, and employees a larger variety of easily accessible meals. With the restaurant spanning both the hospital and Scaife Hall, DRS was presented with a unique and complex permitting process to coordinate. DRS provided space planning and architectural design services incorporating Sushi Fuku finish and casework standards, while ensuring that the restaurant fit within the context of the existing cafeteria.

UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA
1,500 SF
2018

Located at the heart of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, this new institution contributes to the regeneration of an historic, national center for African American culture. This full-service Y includes a gym, a running track, a swimming pool, wellness spaces, community rooms, child-watch areas, locker rooms, administrative offices and a roof garden - all carefully planned to engage its steeply sloping urban context by connecting to sidewalks at multiple levels. The dominant architectural feature of this LEED NC Silver accredited facility is a transparent façade that enhances the building’s energy performance while connecting its interior activities to the life of the street.

PJ Dick

YMCA
Pittsburgh, PA
40,000 SF
2012

The Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh selected Deeter & Ritchey – Baker – Osborn as the Architects and Engineers for the design of the new stadium located on an 84-acre redevelopment area on the North Shore of the Allegheny River. The unique design of the stadium features an oblique shape which was open to views of the City. The project was bid and came in over budget. It was determined that there were many economic factors as to why this occurred, but one of the key items was the irregularity of the precast concrete structural system which made the design distinctive.
The stadium was re-designed using a circular configuration with a regular structural precast concrete system. The stadium had 50,000 seats and could be reconfigured to accommodate baseball, football, concerts and other special events. The stadium had box seats, regular seating, private suites and the Allegheny Club. The stadium opened on July 16, 1970 with a Pirate loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Three Rivers Stadium was recognized as a special sports venue throughout the country and received a Distinguished Building Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects. It has been speculated by many designers that if the original oblique-shaped design had been built, it would still be in use today.

The Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
728,021 SF on 84 acres
1970

Dividing an extensive building program into glass-walled "pavilions" set within landscaped courtyards, Trees Hall is urbane, expressive and human scaled - a classic example of mid-century modern architecture. Its principal program component contains a 50 meter Olympic-sized pool with diving platforms and an adjacent smaller pool. When completed, it was celebrated as the largest indoor pool in the country. Trees pool was also one of the first with a 10-meter high-dive tower, underwater windows, and heated deck and benches. The other wing contains multiple gymnasiums spanned by 125’ long post-tensioned, folded-plate concrete roof.

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
270,000 SF
Phase I: 1960, Phase II: 1965

The recently completed TV/Video & Radio Studio is located off an active four-story atrium in a major healthcare facility. The Studio is designed to increase the social, creative and learning opportunities for patients and their families during their stay at the hospital.

A Major Healthcare Facility [Confidential]
Pittsburgh, PA
860 SF
Completed 2019

The Advanced Chemistry Laboratory (ACL) supports research work for the defensive mission of the United States Army to protect the soldiers against chemical warfare threats. The ACL supports highly trained research personnel in the study of super-toxic chemical warfare agents, lethal industrial materials, related weapons of mass destruction, and defensive counter measures. DRS was responsible for the 35% Design/Build RFP and well as construction monitoring. Based upon the positive feedback from the researchers using the labs, DRS was selected again to provide total architectural/engineering services for the $14M expansion of the facility. This project included expansion of both the Lab and Admin wings.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Original: 112,000 SF
Addition: 26,000 SF
Original: 2005
Addition: 2013

The Sample Receipt Facility represents a partnership among the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The collective mission is to forensically analyze potentially lethal, chemical, biological, and/or radioactive devices of varying degrees of sophistication including those coupled to an improvised explosive device. The facility contains two BSL-3 lab suites and received the Bronze SPiRiT Certification (U.S. Army Sustainable Award).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
44,000 SF
2009

The extensive renovation of Duquesne University’s basketball arena begins the implementation of a comprehensive athletics masterplan DRS completed for the University in 2017. The new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse re-configures this 4,000-seat venue to create an exciting game-day experience for fans while consolidating athletics training and administrative functions in one multi-purpose facility. Wrapping the restructured and expanded building envelope with a generously-glazed brick arcade, Duquesne contributes a new civic presence to its Uptown neighborhood and welcomes all of Pittsburgh with a view of University life.

Construction: PJ Dick; Atlantic Engineering Services; Firshing, Marstiller, Rusbarsky, & Wolf Engineering; Gateway Engineers; Pashek+MTR; Curran Taylor

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
137,600 SF

This eight-story structure, which is situated on the edge of a steep ravine, completes the original Campus quadrangle plan as envisioned by the late Henry Hornbostel in the early 1900’s. The massing of this modernistic, poured-in-place structure respects the scale of the other academic buildings that form the quadrangle. A new plaza extends across the end of the mall linking the building to the existing quadrangle. The 325,000 SF building houses the School of Engineering’s faculty offices, laboratories, computer and Robotic Center, 150-seat auditorium and a skylit, two-story research laboratory. The building received the First Honor Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects.

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
326,000 SF
1972

A 198-acre landscaped park was the setting for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s largest office complex, housing 1,500 employees involved in the development of the company’s nuclear fuel and reactor systems. The building is organized around a four-story, open atrium extended from the sunken courtyard in the lobby to the skylights of the roof. There are balconies edging the perimeter circulation of the atrium with two 90’ x 300’ offset office wings flanking the atrium. The facility also includes a 30,000 SF computer center, cafeteria, library and conference rooms.
A reflective mirror-glass facade dramatically highlights the five-story, 350,000 SF building and considerably reduces air conditioning loads. In addition, all building heat is provided through a “Heat-of-Light” recovery process. Together, these features provide maximum energy efficiency and were cited by Owens Corning Fiberglas when it awarded the Energy Center its prestigious “Energy Conservation in Building Design” Award. In addition, the building received a Design Award and First Honor Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects.

Westinghouse
Monroeville, PA
575,000 SF on 198 acres
Phase I: 1971, Phase II: 1986

DRS teamed with Parsons Brinkerhoff to create this new operations center for a regional transportation authority. To control initial construction costs as well as long-term operating expenses, we modified a pre-engineered building system to include advanced performance and environmentally sustainable features including daylighting, natural ventilation, passive heating and cooling strategies and locally sourced materials. The successful delivery of this project demonstrates that even modest public works can provide state of the art capability that is affordable, sustainable, adaptable and attractive – a community asset of lasting value.

Westmoreland County Transit Authority
Greensburg, PA
30,000 SF
2012
2013 Diamond Award Certificate