Frick Orientation Center

Allen & Shariff provided MEP engineering services for new construction of a modern style glass box building to better serve the visitors and community. The Frick Orientation Center

Original Article By Jessica Tully / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 28, 2013

Frick expansion and renovation project

The Frick Art & Historical Center in Point Breeze will undergo a multi-phase, $15 million renovation and expansion that includes a new orientation center, education center and community center. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held June 6.

In addition to the new centers, the Frick will also expand storage facilities and children’s exhibitions and programs. The programs will make use of the playhouse, which was constructed in 1897 for the Frick children and includes a bowling alley. It currently serves as a gift shop and visitor center.

Visiting the Frick Art & Historical Center, including Clayton, the home of Henry Clay Frick and his family, has been a longtime tradition among Pittsburgh residents, attracting more than 125,000 visitors each year. The exquisite landscape and rich history also make the 5.5-acre campus a popular attraction for weddings and large parties.

After Helen Clay Frick’s death in 1984, the 23-room elegant home she lived in during her childhood was restored and opened to the public in 1990. The family’s collection of art, cars and carriages are on display, offering a glimpse into the life of the wealthy Frick family and educating visitors about Pittsburgh’s early role in the automobile industry. Read the full post →

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