Allen & Shariff Part of the Team that Wins the AIA Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award

Thank you to all of our clients, colleagues, and friends who voted for Allen & Shariff as part of the AIA Design Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award. We’re proud to report that Allen & Shariff was the MEP/FP engineer for the winning project, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Byham Center for Dance, as well as for three other projects that received awards in specific categories.

As a firm dedicated to providing the best service for the client, the project, and the surrounding community, Allen & Shariff closely identifies with Design Pittsburgh’s 2017 theme, Design with Purpose.

Allen & Shariff came together with other members of the design and building community at the 2017 Awards Ceremony and Gala to celebrate the successes achieved together this year.

“We are honored to be part of the IKM Incorporated team that won the People’s Choice Award for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Byham Center for Dance,” said Tom Taylor of the Allen & Shariff Pittsburgh office. “This project is an example of what happens when collaboration between great architecture, engineering, and construction converge. It was a true team effort to bring this project to fruition.”

Here are all the Allen & Shariff winning projects from the awards event:

Architecture Certificate of Merit
PROJECT NAME: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Byham Center for Dance
CLIENT: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
DESIGN TEAM: Joel Bernard, AIA; Melanie Como Harris, AIA; Doug Lieb, AIA; Daniel Snider; Robyn Engel, Assoc. AIA
ENGINEERS: Allen & Shariff; Atlantic Engineering Services, Inc.; The Gateway Engineers, Inc.
CONTRACTORS: Jendoco Construction Company
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Warner; Massery Photography, Inc.
JURY COMMENTS: The building doesn’t dance – it’s under control. It does everything it needs to support the dancer, and nothing to get in the way. It’s like an incomplete sentence and the dancer completes it.

Interior Architect Certificate of Merit
PROJECT NAME: Sorrells Library, Carnegie Mellon University
CLIENT: Carnegie Mellon University
DESIGN TEAM: Anne Chen, AIA; Amanda Markovic, AIA
ENGINEERS: Allen & Shariff
CONTRACTORS: Mosites Construction
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Massery Photography, Inc.
JURY COMMENTS: The wood inserts are a very smart, strategic intervention. They modernize the space while keeping the integrity of the original building.


Architecture Certificate of Merit
CLIENT: Fort Willow Developers
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
Daniel Rothschild, AIA; Mike Gwin, AIA; Kevin Kunak, Assoc. AIA; Drew Mosher, AIA; Robert Tunon, AIA; Jeff Kalina; Kim Rullo; Daniel Tse
ENGINEERS: Atlantic Engineering Services, Allen & Shariff, Clearstory, Caruso Design Group
CONTRACTORS: PJ Dick Incorporated
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Massery Photography, Inc.

You can view all of the winning projects here.

From the entire Allen & Shariff team, a sincere thank you to everyone that voted for the AIA Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award and  supported us over the years.

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