UBER Project Wins 2019 AIA Pittsburgh Award!AIA Pittsburgh hosts an annual competition and event \u201cDesign Pittsburgh.\u201d It is a celebration of architecture and design, and honors teams who construct memorable buildings in the Pittsburgh region.Each October, the Design Pittsburgh event features an architectural design exhibition, a juried Design Awards competition, a public voting opportunity for the \u201cPeople\u2019s Choice Award,\u201d a reception for over 400 members, affiliates, design enthusiasts and guests, a VIP reception honoring the Gold Medal recipient, and a ceremony recognizing winners of the AIA Pittsburgh\u2019s Design Awards. Franjo was recently nominated among some of the best architects and builders in the Pittsburgh area, and was part of a team that won an award for 2019!Franjo Construction was the lead contractor in the team that built the UBER Advanced Technology Group Pittsburgh office. NEXT Architects was the architectural firm that worked with Franjo to build this office.The UBER ATG office is located in Lower Lawrenceville. Follow this link to view additional details from the Uber project submission on AIA\u2019s website.The UBER ATG office won the \u201cCertificate of Merit\u201d in the Large category.Below are additional specs on who was a part of the project, a brief project description, and jury comments, courtesy of AIA Pittsburgh\u2019s 2019 Award Winners page.LARGE: Certificate of MeritClient:\u00a0UBERArchitecture Firm:\u00a0NEXT architectureContractor:\u00a0Franjo ConstructionEngineers:\u00a0BDA Engineering, Langan Engineering, Brace Engineering, ACA EngineeringConsultants:\u00a0LaFace & McGovern, Anderson InteriorsThe intent of UBER ATG\u2019s expansion into The Crucible Building was to provide a cutting edge workplace environment that celebrated the history of the building they occupied and their own connection to the Pittsburgh region.JURY COMMENTS:\u00a0The jury applauds\u00a0this\u00a0project for showing that\u00a0design\u00a0is a thoughtful process of uncovering the history of place and drawing inspiration from that history. Exposing the existing structure and cranes does this dramatically.\u00a0Simultaneously, the use of materials for warmth in communal spaces harkens back to the crucible melting pots.Congratulations to all of AIA’s 2019 competition winners!Franjo is proud to have been a part of this award-winning project, as well as the TRYP Hotel Project (which also won an AIA 2019 award).Thank you to the team at NEXT Architects for successful project collaboration, and thank you to all those who supported the UBER Advanced Technology Group project and voted on the AIA website!All photos courtesy of AIA Pittsburgh.