AIA Pittsburgh Design Award

TechMill 41

Certificate of Merit, 2020

TechMill 41 is a speculative office building that relates strongly to the unique contexts that surround the building and connects to the rich industrial heritage of the former steel mill site. The project combines new construction with the renovation and adaptive reuse of a former industrial Machine Shop. The site is a former brownfield, adjacent to the 40th Street Bridge and Allegheny River. The site is also adjacent to the iconic structural frame of the Bay 41 Public Plaza. The building rises from the ashes of Pittsburgh’s gritty industrial past. The memory of the industrial heritage of the site became a powerful inspiration for the design. Forms and materials relate to the former steel mill buildings and connects history with the present.

The jury commented:

  • TechMill 41 Office Building relishes in the industrial past along the Alleghany River while introducing a contemporary building language and new density of use for the site. Efforts to integrate textures, artifacts and parts of old buildings with new interventions recontextualize the entire development.
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