The Assembly (5051 Centre)
LEED Gold, 2022
The Assembly, located at 5051 Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, is a historic building that once housed a Ford Motor Company assembly plant. In 2022, the building opened its doors for its next life as a world-class biomedical research hub, leased in-part by the University of Pittsburgh.
The Assembly includes new state-of-the-art lab spaces for researchers, a variety of conference rooms, an 250+ seat auditorium, and galleries throughout to highlight the building’s rich heritage.
Pitt leases ~245,00 square feet in the 354,000 square foot building, which is owned by Wexford. It achieved its LEED Gold designation in 2022.
Green Building Highlights
- Maintained existing building’s walls, floors, and roof.
- Construction waste management is workign to divert C&D waste from the landfill.
- 116 bicycle parking spaces & changing rooms, encourage active commuting.
- Conveniently located near public transportation.
- 30 electric vehicle chargers available for drivers.
- Roof design helps reduce urban heat island effect, including green roof deck.
- Water efficient landscaping.
- Materials manufactured regionally and/or with recycled content utilized in construction.
- Use of low-emitting materials, such as in adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, flooring systems, and composite wood and agrifiber products.
Read LEED Gold announcement (October 2022)
Read 2023 Metropolis Magazine article on project.