Architectural DesignParran & Crabtree Hall Renovations at University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
The University of Pittsburgh retained STV to provide programming, planning and design services to upgrade the Graduate School of Public Health, located in Parran and Crabtree Halls. While the facilities have been generally maintained over the years, most of the architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are original and require upgrade and/or replacement to improve functionality. With the $33 million renovation, the university seeks to improve the work environment for occupants to complement and advance research activities; maximize the use of existing space and accommodate additional faculty and staff; and upgrade and/or replace building systems to meet current codes and to accommodate current and future research requirements. The renovation plan allows for continuous use of the buildings during construction with minor disruptions to ongoing research activities.