A collaboration by Katherine Kokoska and Billy Snow, Carnegie Mellon University, Urban Laboratory Studio.
The North Shore of Pittsburgh is teeming with activity for tourists and locals. Stadiums, performance venues, museums, and the casino are unified by the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, allowing those on foot or by bicycle to enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline and iconic bridges. The West End Pier continues the journey along the historic riverfront acting as a gateway to the gritty manufacturing neighborhood of Chateau.
The promenade gradually veers away from the land towards a vestige of Pittsburgh’s industrial past in the Ohio River. At the convergence point of the pier, a trail occupies a rusty barge trafficking relic. Recreational amenities, such as kayaking and fishing, are catered to in the lagoon environment created by the space between the bermed outdoor amphitheater and elevated pier structure.
West End Pier
The pier is located in the neighborhood Chateau in Pittsburgh, PA. This was a collaboration project with Katherine Kokoska and myself.
West End Pier in Chateau, Pittsburgh, PA
The relic that inspired our expansion onto the river. It was once used to stop runaway brages or tie them up along the Ohio River.
Bird's Eye View
The North Shore of Pittsburgh is teeming with activity for tourists and locals alike to appreciate and participate in.The West End Pier continues the journey along Pittsburgh’s historic waterfront acting as a gateway to the gritty manufacturing neighborhood of Chateau.The cascading ampitheater and lagoon provide a unique environment for recreation.
Shows the connection between the Marsh Park Housing (right) and riverfront housing (left).
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Tesla Motor Dealership
A conceptual project for designing a dealership for Tesla Motors in Washington, DC.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Booth
The Booth Competition is an annual Spring Carnival event that allows organizations to build two-storey structures reflective of an overall Carnival theme that is 18’ x 18’ x 25’ (max. height). Must pass codes and be approved by a structural engineer and fire marshal.
I was the architect that designed the booth for 2 years. We won 1st place in 2011 with our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme and 2nd place in 2010 for our Y2K theme.