Stand at the top of the angles stairs in the entry to the Squirrel Hill Library, and you are cantilevered out and over Forbes Avenue, beyond the facades of surrounding buildings. The way the building creases and folds here, you can see outside and back in at the same time. Go past the…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading His illustrious career remains “incomplete”
Sometimes a building aims to look as if it has always been there. Frequently, architects match the brick of the surrounding neighborhood and use slightly modernized versions of traditional details to make a structure appear that it’s been there longer than it has. This is not such a bad thing. Buildings end up…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Seton Hill’s winning visual art center adds to Greensburg’s vitality
What is sustainable, or green architecture, anyway, and what is it supposed to look like? The fact remains that the operation of buildings uses 40 percent of the earth’s energy resources, so construction aimed at reducing that consumption is both admirable and necessary. But do you know it when you see it? A…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2013
  • Sub Heading New construction combines graceful with green
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