Author: Nikki Grayburn

Pittsburgh, PA – IKM is thrilled to announce the advancement of four key individuals to the role of Principal at IKM Architecture: Tami Greene, Matt Hansen, John Keelan, and Jonathan Lusin. The group will join the five existing principals in market sector development, client relationship development, thought leadership and strategic visioning of the firm. John…

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“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.” -Margaret Mead   When I joined an architecture firm for the first time a year ago, I was drawn to being part of something bigger than myself (literally) that I could not only appreciate, but see and experience in…

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I’ve known since I was 12 years old that I would use my design talents to impact underrepresented communities, and I never expected that journey would bring me to Pittsburgh.      In 2011, I was invited to Pittsburgh from Florida by the UDREAM Program at Carnegie Mellon University. UDREAM, the Urban Design Regional Employment…

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 31-Exam Room Outpatient Center in Hampton Township Opens this Week PITTSBURGH, September 6th, 2017 – The newest UPMC Outpatient Center is fostering a revival of Hampton Township three years in the making. Set on a prominent corner of Mount Royal Boulevard and William Flynn Highway, the 3-story, 43,000 square foot ambulatory care facility is designed…

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When our summers interns first walked through the doors of 2200 11 Stanwix this June, they had a few goals set out for themselves – and myths to bust – for their first real experiences at a growing firm. We reluctantly had to say goodbye last Friday, but not without one last homework assignment before…

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“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey   Throughout its rich history and metamorphosis as a firm, IKM has remained at the forefront of creating significant, meaningful architecture in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. Now in its 11th decade, several of these…

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The Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes [above] is the first institution to receive WELL Platinum Certification – the highest awarded rating. Photo credit: Denmarsh Photography via Phipps Conservatory website.   After nearly 20 years in the architecture industry, it’s safe to say that the LEED Rating System is part of the zeitgeist. Most of…

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From moving to a newly designed office to a completing a full rebrand, IKM has experienced a period of great change and excitement in 2017. As one of the AIA PA Firms Fostering Emerging Professionals, IKM is continuing a landmark year by expanding our AXP Program with the IKM Summer Internship Program. This week, we welcomed Jamie Tyler, Shannon…

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“Every great design begins with an even better story.”—Lorinda Mamo The Chartiers Valley Middle school and High School have been under construction for almost a year now, and the opening of the Middle School this Fall is just around the corner. In that year, the hilltop site along I-79 has transformed in an effort to design…

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