Reference Center

Interested in learning more about using architecture and design as tools for the revitalization of your downtown? The following organizations and resources provide a host of innovative solutions and inspiring ideas:

 

Regional Architecture & Design Related Resources:

American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania
www.aiapa.org

Community Design Center of Pittsburgh
http://designcenterpgh.org

Pittsburgh District Council
http://pittsburgh.uli.org

Pittsburgh Young Leadership Group
Urban Land Institute
http://pittsburgh.uli.org/Network/YLG.aspx

Sample Streetface Program
Main Streets Pittsburgh (URA)
http://www.ura.org/business_owners/mainstreets.php

Public Art Program
Sprout Fund
http://www.sproutfund.org/program.public-art/

Sample Business Signs
Danthonia Designs
http://www.danthoniadesigns.com/

 

Ideas and Inspiration from Across the Country:

American Association of Architects
www.aia.org/

Green Buildings USA
Includes links to funding resources for green buildings
www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/

US Green Building Council
Provides information on LEED rating system
www.usgbc.org/

Sample Outdoor Dining Design Guidelines
King Street, Alexandria VA
http://alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/planning/info/outdoor_dining_design_guidelines.pdf

The Urban Land Institute
www.uli.org

James Howard Kunstler
Author of The Geography of Nowhere and Home from Nowhere
www.kunstler.com

Carfree Cities
www.carfree.com

 

Architectural Drawings show on this website were produced by the following:

Desmone Associates Architects
One Doughboy Square
3400 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15001-1313
www.desmone.com

Douglas Sipp Architect
144 Brighton Ave.
Rochester, PA 15074

Hancock Architecture
390 Pinney Street
Rochester, PA 15074
www.HancockArch.com

IAS - Integrated Architectural Systems
1700 Arrot Building
401 Wood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Klavon Design Associates, Inc.
915 Penn Avenue
Suite 1005
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
www.klavondesign.com

 

NIRA Associates
950 Fifth Avenue
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Ralph Alster
331 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Richard Glance
Glance & Associates
994 Pilgrim Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15106