IKM Inc

Alcoa Business Services Center


Location: Pittsburgh,  PA
Completion: 2003
Project Area: 150,000 ft2
Services: Interior Design


IKM Incorporated was awarded the full service interior design contract for the Alcoa Business Services Center on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. The space consists of 150,000 SF divided on four floors.

The twelve-team meeting rooms per floor are distributed on the South façade capturing the City’s vistas. Each is enclosed with a Kawneer aluminum storefront system using translucent colored glass to provide privacy to users within and light penetration, as well as a distinctive backdrop to the open plan areas beyond.

Additional meeting facilities include a training center, teleconference facilities, rear projection capabilities and an interactive video monitor conference room. An inviting 3,000 SF employee lunch room supports day to day operations as well as special functions and overflow meeting space. The adjacent outdoor terrace offers additional fair weather seating capacity.

A raised floor conceals integrated communications and electrical raceways, while the upgraded ceiling houses a wireless technology backbone and sound masking system.

IKM launched the “activity hub” concept at this site, housing TV monitors, acoustical panels, whiteboards, tackable surfaces and tablet armchairs to support small impromptu meetings and built-in counters to support traveling Alcoans with their laptops.