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AIA Pittsburgh is where architecture, design, and community converge. Design Pittsburgh provides opportunities to connect with you to discuss the importance of architecture and design in your life and in the region. Learn how architects are utilizing innovative design practices and new technologies to create vibrant, sustainable, and healthy communities. Read more about the significant roles that AIA Pittsburgh, its members and partners serve in our region, when to consult and hire an architect, and how you can promote good design in your community.

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Inside/Out –Architects’ designs encourage the community to get outside and play
With over 30 miles of riverfront trails and over 1,250 acres of woodland within the city, it’s not surprising that Pittsburgh is a great place for outdoor adventure.  What may surprise you are some of the newest designs introduced to the city to help people enjoy what Pittsburgh and Mother Nature have to offer!

EDGE studio’s Boathouse Pavilion, designed to be a home for Venture Outdoors’ popular kayaking program, would help connect the Lawrenceville community to the adjacent Allegheny River, inspire active outdoor recreational activities, and foster a greater appreciation of our environment and Pittsburgh’s beautiful waterfronts.

The newly renovated Century Building downtown includes an on-site bicycle commuter center.  Designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture with architect of record Moshier Studio, the center offers secure, indoor housing for over 45 bicycles, promoting bike use as an alternative and accessible form of transportation.

The Hill District Greenprint, created by the Studio for Spatial Practice with input from community members, is a landscape based intervention to reconnect the neighborhood to its ecological context.  Through a series of public space improvements, the Greenprint projects hope to harness landscape as an asset for revitalization to include new plazas and gardens, street tree plantings, streetscaping, rain gardens, and new hiking trails.