Calgon Carbon Corporation Laboratories at Innovation Center

Location: Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania
Completion: 2015
Project Area: 16,000 ft2
Services: Architecture, Planning, Laboratory Design 


Calgon Carbon Corporation celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters in September of 2015. IKM was pleased to provide the laboratory and interior design of 16,000 square feet of laboratory space in the new facility, branded the Innovation Center. This space designed to house their research and development efforts provided an opportunity to create a showcase for their work as a leading manufacturer of activated carbon providing purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.

Included among the design services offered by IKM was the opportunity to design the Staff Café. The café offers a variety of hot and cold meal options for the staff of nearly 200 on site. The space features industrial fixtures mimicking the high-tech look of the lab spaces located on the same floor. Bar-height tables and a mix of traditional rectangular and round tables allow the seating to be arranged in a variety of patterns accommodating about 40 guests per seating. Access to additional outdoor patio seating is also conveniently available from this space located at the ground level of the building. And, when weather doesn’t permit outdoor seating the walls of windows flood the space with views to the outdoors.