PROJECT:

Frick Environmental Center

DETAILS

Client Name: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Delivery System: CM at Risk
SF: 15,500 sf
Cost: $13.5 million
Completion Date: 2016
Sustainability: Living Building Challenge
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

OVERVIEW

PJ Dick is providing Construction Management at Risk services for a new Environmental Center at Frick Park. The new Environmental Center will integrate innovative educational facilities, both indoor and outdoor, with a public park that is a complex ecosystem, historic landscape, and recreational property. The Center and surrounding landscape sit on approximately 35 acres of wooded hillside in Frick Park. The educational facility will be approximately a 15,500 sf and include multiple/flexible indoor learning spaces, offices, resource room, reception area, public restrooms, storage and other support facilities. Best practices for stormwater management will be implemented throughout the project including in the redesigned entry drive and parking lot. There will also be a service building adjacent to the parking lot which will provide support for on-going landscape improvements. In addition, the design is expected to include restoration of the historic park gatehouses, formal entrance landscape and nearby meadow and woodlands. The project is part of the Living Building Challenge, and seeks to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

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