Pittsburgh Architects

  Today’s office environments are vastly different from 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. Your employees collaborate more. Coming together, with a common goal, to move your company forward. Does your office space allow them to work together as a team? Are there areas available for employees to concentrate on individual work or for…

Read More

  Imagine your perfect workspace. We often experience and read about trendy workspaces, but what we don’t see is the process it took to get there. What questions do you ask to pinpoint the needs of your organization? How will your workspace adapt to changes 5- or 10- years from now? With human-centered design, IKM…

Read More

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…

Read More

What is an “emerging professional?” As architects, we use the term to describe any professional with 10 years of experience or less. At IKM Architecture, our “emerging professionals” represent the largest and most influential group at the firm. In many ways, their diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and technical acumen make them our go-to resource for…

Read More

  “Buildings are not commodities that can be replaced with the next hot product. They house the people that are most precious to us and the activities that are most critical to education, production, community, and health outcomes. Design for the highest performance over the long term.” – Vivian Loftness, Elsevier Interview   Last week,…

Read More


IKM’s State of the Firm

IKM’s president, John Schrott, AIA, sported a dapper bow tie as he addressed the more than forty professional and administrative staff regarding the overall health of the organization. This sixth annual “State of the Firm” address focused on IKM’s:  marketing and business development efforts, HR related issues, information technology updates, QA/QC advancements, efforts in sustainable…

Read More