Public & Civic

Civic buildings embody the values and identity of the community and its people through design purpose, form, and materiality. Building a legacy, civic buildings prioritize durability and environmental impact, frequently leading the way in sustainable practices. As designers, we focus on creating resilient buildings that use quality materials, provide access to the outdoors, and minimize ongoing operational costs—all while fostering the needs and culture of the community. We aim to ensure their adaptability to effectively serve multiple generations and their ever-changing needs.

When designing a building of civic importance our client is not simply a small group of decision-makers; our client is the entire community, its representatives, and its specific user groups. We ensure that all the voices are heard, and the design reflects the needs of the people—creating equitable architecture that welcomes all and stands the test of time.

Focus areas:

  • Public safety facilities
  • Community centers
  • Non-profits

Key Contacts

Roberto Vega-Peralta
Roberto Vega-Peralta
Pittsburgh, PA
Associate | Senior Architect
Jeff Wetzel
Jeff Wetzel
Principal | Practice Director | Board of Directors

Our Expertise

Commercial
Commercial
Destination Development
Destination Development
Development Creation
Development Creation
Engineering
Engineering
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
High-rise
High-rise
Higher Education
Higher Education
Hospitality
Hospitality
Interior Design
Interior Design
Island Developments
Island Developments
Master & City Planning
Master & City Planning
Mixed-use
Mixed-use
Mixed-Use
Mixed-Use
Nature Reserves
Nature Reserves
Public Realm & Landscape
Public Realm & Landscape
Residential
Residential
Retail
Retail
Site Supervision
Site Supervision
Sustainability
Sustainability
Waterfront Developments
Waterfront Developments