PJ Dick

frick environmental center


Client Name: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Delivery System(s): CM at Risk
SF: 15,500-sf
Cost: $13.7 million
Completion Date: 2016
Certification: LEED Platinum
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


PJ Dick managed construction of the 15,500-sf, three-story Frick Environmental Center, a Living Building Challenge project. The LEED-certified project is a living classroom, allowing The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to teach visitors about sustainability. The Center uses 40% less energy than a typical building of its size, captures and reuses rainwater, filters and treats all wastewater on site, and has on-site solar panels. The center is also constructed with regionally sourced materials. Floor-to-ceiling windows line the building. PJ Dick self-performed the concrete for the building, including a unique stormwater feature.