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On Friday, the staff gathered for an update, the first bi-weekly construction progress report for the new IKM office space on the 22nd floor of 11 Stanwix in downtown Pittsburgh.  IKM’s project architect in charge of construction administration of the new space, Jason Hindes, AIA, briefed the group crowded in the conference room. Construction began…

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IKM’s graduate architect, Daniel Snider, volunteered to be the first entrant for IKM’s Instagram TakeOverTuesday, on Tuesday, September 6; the day after the long Labor Day holiday weekend. A veteran Instagrammer, Snider elected to share photos of a project that he has labored on for the past 17 months, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre addition, named…

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The Engineering and Science (E&S) Building at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown campus is getting a major renovation that is driven in large part by concern for sustainability.  The project, designed by IKM Incorporated, Pittsburgh architects, and currently under construction, is seeking LEED certification. The envelope of the Engineering and Science Building will remain mostly…

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Two IKM staffers with a passion for document production quality are implementing a staff-led cohort designed to study, analyze and educate the office as a whole regarding constructability issues pertinent to the field of architectural design. The cohort aims to bring lessons learned, best practices, and industry experts to the staff as a part of…

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At the groundbreaking for the Murtha Center, Joyce Murtha quoted President Theodore Roosevelt who once said, “It is not the critic who counts; … the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” She said, “I think Jack liked that because when things got tough, he could read it and think, ‘I…

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IKM Incorporated, Pittsburgh-based architects, celebrated with UPMC today the groundbreaking on a new outpatient facility in Hampton Township. The design that started in December 2014, received final Township approvals in February this year, entered a new phase with the ceremonial groundbreaking, signaling the beginning of construction. “Having completed the successful design for the LEED Certified…

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Seeking to achieve energy reduction for all new buildings as part of the 2030 Commitment, the IKM design team employs knowledge, skill and tools to craft a design befitting each client’s goals and objectives. The design team set their sights on LEED Certification for the new UPMC Hampton Ambulatory Care Center. “Having recently completed the…

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On April 21 and 22, IKM principal architect, Jeff Brown, AIA, NCARB, SAGE, attended the PSHFE Spring Conference and Technical Exhibition. PSHFE, the Pennsylvania Society of Health Facilities Engineers, hosts their conference twice annually, always at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The event draws engineers, architects, and facility professionals in the health care…

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As part of IKM’s mission “to provide innovative and informed services that positively impact the world,” the firm often sends staff to conferences to further their education – thus staying “informed.” Such was the case recently with IKM’s VP of Corporate Communication, Patty Swisher, attending the “RaganDisney” conference, “Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and…

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The congratulatory bagels or donuts are long gone, but the enthusiasm for the accomplishment has not waned. As IKM began 2016, the firm was pleased to announce on two different occasions the achievement of two individuals on the completion of their A.R.E., Architectural Registration Exam, requirements making them officially registered architects in the Commonwealth of…

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