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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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As the District and community celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Chartiers Valley Middle School and High School, smiles of the young and old beamed with pride and hearts were filled with happiness from participants as they shared and discussed the many images of their soon to be constructed schools that surrounded them at this…

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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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