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Pittsburgh International Airport recently unveiled Presley’s Place, a world-class sensory-friendly space in Concourse A of the airport’s airside terminal. This first-of-its-kind, 1,500 sq. ft. multi-room space serves as a calming respite for travelers with sensory processing issues and their families to decompress while traveling.

HDG provided architectural services to the Allegheny County Airport Authority, as part of an on-call architectural services contract, to design this project, carefully incorporating a number of features to meet a variety of unique needs and provide sensory support.  The suite contains a family room, three individual rooms, a quiet room and an airplane experience room, which contains real airline seats, overhead bins and working lights.

Presley’s Place is the recipient of the 2019 AIA Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award.

Project Update

Wabtec Corporation recently celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.  HDG provided architectural and interior design services to Wabtec for the 80,000 sq. ft., complete renovation of the second and third floors of a Pittsburgh office building for the relocation of its corporate headquarters. For this project, HDG programmed and designed a training center, technology lab, small and large group collaborative meeting centers, user lounges, and administrative and support spaces, all of which exhibited flexible environments and were fully technology-enabled to support both on-site usage as well remote conferencing and web-based interactive applications.

A combination of reconfiguration and reuse of existing spaces was utilized to create a space that functioned and felt like one cohesive office. Each floor consists of a combination of perimeter and interior, private offices with glass partitions that allow ample natural light into the adjacent open office spaces. Each department has areas for collaboration, and one quadrant of the second floor includes common areas meant to be utilized by the entire office, and includes a large and small conference room that can be combined, locker rooms, and a fitness room. There is also a large break area with a kitchenette and self-serve “micro market”, with varied seating, and spectacular views of the Allegheny River.