The Heinz Endowments’ mission is to help the Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania region thrive as a community, economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally, while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields of their five grant-making programs: Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Community & Economic Development; Education; and Environment. Widely known for their commitment to sustainability, the Heinz Endowments was interested in renovating their space with an eco-friendly and transparent design at the forefront of their solutions.
Desiring thoughtful, innovative and sustainable renovations to their existing office space, the Heinz Endowments retains IKM to provide professional architecture and interior design services for approximately 13,500 square feet of space on the 30th floor of the EQT Building located in Pittsburgh’s central business district.
The primary focus of the renovation on the 30th floor is to reorganize their private offices into a more transparent and organized manner, while creating touch down spots for collaboration and small break-out meeting rooms.
Program specific areas includes closed offices with glass walls for transparency, small group meeting rooms, a respite room, and mail room and finish upgrades for their conference rooms, lobby area and main entrance areas. The special aspect of the design transforms Heinz’s existing solid wood doors into decorative shelving that houses artwork.