Pitt AIA 2020 Design Awards: Homewood CEC & Center for Urban Education

Two Pitt projects won local AIA Design Awards, celebrating their equity, accessibility, & sustainability.

The University of Pittsburgh is proud to celebrate AIA Pittsburgh 2020 Design Awards!

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pittsburgh Design Awards honor the best in local architecture, recognizing outstanding achievements by the Pittsburgh architectural community. Award categories include Small Architecture (less than 5,000 square feet), Medium Architecture (5,000-50,000 square feet), Large Architecture (greater than 50,000 square feet) and Unbuilt Architecture. Within those categories, there are awards for Social Equity in Design, which addresses issues of diversity and social responsibility based on a community-driven approach. There are also Honor Awards, for the best of the submitted projects, Certificates of Merit, which reward a particular design aspect of a project and the Silver Award, the highest award, celebrating extraordinary work.

University of Pittsburgh 2020 AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards

Social Equity in DesignCommunity Engagement Center, Homewood

  • Architect: Strada
  • Jury Comments: “Homewood Community Engagement Center models a bridge between academic institutions and the communities that surround them — an invaluable stream for sharing resources towards more equitable communities.”
  • Project Overview
  • Learn more about the Homewood CEC’s work!

Certificate of MeritCenter for Urban Education in Posvar Hall, Oakland

  • Architect: Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
  • Jury Comments: “Center for Urban Education breaks away from the rigid geometry of the existing building and boldly resets its rules on spatial interaction within the academic setting.”
  • Project Overview
  • Learn more about the School of Education’s Center for Urban Education’s work!