Alta Via Market Square

Alta Via Market Square

Welcome to Alta Via Market Square, nestled between Market Square and PPG Place. Another jewel in the big Burrito Restaurant Group’s collection, this restaurant offers open-air dining on two sides, with movable glass walls that invigorate the adjacent urban spaces. Inside, you’ll find cozy bar and dining areas, as well as a spacious banquet room that accommodates up to 75 people for special occasions. We extend our gratitude to our partners at bBRG, A. Martini & Co., and Studio K Creative for their collaboration and shared belief in the vibrancy of downtown Pittsburgh.

Sound delicious to you? Check out their website at altaviapgh.com/market-square

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Chatham University’s Anderson Hall

Chatham University’s Anderson Hall

Chatham University’s Anderson Hall renovation enhances the student experience by strengthening connections to the natural environment. The extensive renovation of the existing dining hall uses biophilic design principles to create a warm and welcoming social hub for the Chatham campus community. Large windows bring in natural light and create views to the arboretum campus.

Curvilinear forms echo nature with warm and inviting wood elements. “Circadian rhythm” influenced lighting celebrates the natural 24-hour cycle of a day. 

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Second Harvest Community Thrift Store

Second Harvest Community Thrift Store

In the wake of a great loss for Sharpsburg, neighbors came together to respond to the closing of the community’s beloved thrift store. The former thrift store was not only an essential access point to affordable goods for the community’s residents, but was also a place where locals frequented to meet one another. Concerned community members responded by forming a new organization, purchasing a property, and undertaking a major renovation to transform the existing building into a site that ensured dignity in the second-hand goods retail experience. The pandemic struck but it only deepened the community’s commitment to bringing a welcoming space that served the essential needs of all Sharpsburg’s residents.

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