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  “Buildings are not commodities that can be replaced with the next hot product. They house the people that are most precious to us and the activities that are most critical to education, production, community, and health outcomes. Design for the highest performance over the long term.” – Vivian Loftness, Elsevier Interview   Last week,…

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“Light is the first element of design; without it there is no color, form, or texture.” – Thomas E. Farin   It’s no secret that well-executed lighting design is essential to creating more productive workplaces, fostering employee well being, and lifting the spirits of visitors when they walk through the doors. Gone are the days of…

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PITTSBURGH, February 9, 2017 – Leading architecture firm, IKM Incorporated opened its new corporate office at Eleven Stanwix Street this week in favor of mobility, openness, and collaboration. The future LEED Gold CI Certified suite boasts 360° views of Mount Washington, Downtown Pittsburgh and the Confluence of the Three Rivers. Construction on this project began…

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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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Staff News from IKM Architects

IKM’s Specifications and Constructability Specialist, Bob Bailey, AIA, LEED AP, CSI, CCS, recently won a “Communications Award” at the recent CSI, Construction Specifications Institute, convention for his outstanding effort in the communication of CSI related topics and activities.   This was awarded this for all his researching, designing, editing and publishing of a professional, educational and…

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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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