Pittsburgh's Green Central, our City’s first information super hallway for sustainable resources, is under way with the Green Central Design Competition.
Talented students from the University of Pittsburgh's Architectural Studies program and Chatham University's Interior Design program are working to develop the City-County Building's (CCB) sixth-floor corridor into a sustainable space connecting residents to sustainable resources.
The City of Pittsburgh and our Green Commission is grateful to our partners - Green Building Alliance, Artemis Environmental, Conservation Consultants, Inc. and Massaro Corporation - for their investment in the Green Central Student Design Competition. In addition to hosting the students, their staff has offered time and expertise that will help ensure this project’s success.
About Green Central and the Design Competition
The City of Pittsburgh continues to expand its efforts to “go green” and remains dedicated to being a leader in sustainability. Many programs, initiatives and partnerships have been established to help protect our environment.
The key component of any successful green effort is civic involvement. In an effort to better connect residents to helpful green resources, the Green Central Student Design Competition was developed to invite our talented college student population to participate in the designing of Pittsburgh’s first sustainable information center, or “Green Central.” Green Central will serve as the City’s centralized communication hub for information related to sustainability. It will be located on the City-County Building’s sixth floor corridor, currently an open space serving multiple City departments. With the help of dedicated students, it will be transitioned into an innovative, efficient and sustainable space providing residents and staff access to green-related resources and encouraging education on issues of local sustainable development.
The Green Central Student Design Competition includes workshops to educate students about issues of sustainable interior development and connects our students to local government, while dissolving the gap between residents and accessible information needed to jumpstart their greening projects.
Students’ final submissions will be on display at the City-County Building following their final May 4th presentation.