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The Frick family’s Clayton House in Point Breeze.

Steel City architecture: Exploring Pittsburgh’s historic homes

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer October 13, 2020
If you were looking around the Pittsburgh area for a museum to frequent or an old house to tour, chances are that it was built by a famed industrialist.
Benedum Hall

Staff Picks: The best buildings on campus

By The Pitt News Staff July 23, 2020
From Brutalist beauties to floor plans that make going to class an adventure in and of itself, here are the buildings that we’ve missed while we’ve been away — and that you should probably know about before coming to Pitt.
Ron Leibow, an employee of Pitts Office of Facilities Management, watches on as architect Adam Gross (right) views the campus master plan on his laptop. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

By Sophia Mastroianni | For The Pitt News January 26, 2018

Pitt’s unconventional hills, sidewalks and parks are what separate the University’s aesthetic from others, Ayers Saint Gross architecture and planning principal Kevin Petersen said. “We want...

(Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Pitt invites input for master plan

By Madeline Gavatorta / Staff Writer September 28, 2017

Jim Wehner started his first architectural internship focused on improving Pitt’s campus 25 years ago. Wehner, an architect specializing in institutional facilities and campus design at J-Way Architectural...

Thats brutal: A history of Posvar Halls architectural stylings

That’s brutal: A history of Posvar Hall’s architectural stylings

By Matt Singer / Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2013

When Chitra Sharma first toured Pitt as a prospective student, she saw Wesley W. Posvar Hall on a Pitt Pathfinders tour. At the time, she didn’t think that the building was particularly remarkable —...

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