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map and zoomed in land use plan around Pittsburgh Regional Transit's bus connections

Station Area Planning for Transit Oriented Development

Published by October 19, 2023 12:26 pm

Station Area Planning enables the Port Authority to strategically manage its facilities and operations, and increase ridership by densifying urban nodes around transit stations and promoting healthy, active, car-free, and affordable lifestyles.

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Missing Middle Models: The Rise of Modular Construction

Published by August 7, 2023 4:25 pm

The growing trends of modular construction and automation—technology that some of our current residential projects are utilizing—is one piece of this puzzle. We would like to share the benefits and challenges that can come with different approaches to modular construction and possible implications for the future of housing development globally.

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Tanvi Desai Joins evolveEA

Published by July 7, 2023 2:21 pm

We are excited to welcome Tanvi Desai, LEED GA to our team of green building consultants. In her role as Building Performance Project Manager, she will work closely with clients and partners to advance building certifications such as LEED, WELL, Energy Star, and others across many project types.

evolveEA interns for 2023 - Autumn Dsouza, Koushik Srinath, Dongtao Bi

Welcome to our 2023 Interns!

Published by June 9, 2023 12:50 pm

evolve welcomes Autumn Dsouza, Koushik Srinath, and Dongtao Bi as architectural design interns for the summer of 2023.

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Breen Masciotra AICP Joins evolveEA

Published by March 29, 2023 5:47 am

We are happy to welcome Breen Masciotra, AICP to our team of multidisciplinary strategists and designers. In her role as Senior Project Manager, she will work closely with clients and partners to advance quality of life and environmental sustainability across a broad diversity of planning, design, and consulting projects.

riverlife completing the loop receives AIA National award. Rendering from report by evolveEA

“Completing the Loop” Wins AIA National Award for Urban Design

Published by February 10, 2023 2:41 am

evolve environment :: architecture and Riverlife were honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the “Completing the Loop” plan, which outlines a 10-year vision to connect, enhance, and expand Pittsburgh’s network of riverfront parks, trails, and public green spaces.

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Team Updates 2023

Published by February 10, 2023 12:19 am

Our team has been busy outside of the office with civic leadership at the local and national scale. We also welcome Grace Cameron to the evolve crew!

Fifth & Dinwiddie TOD rendering by evolveEA

Fifth & Dinwiddie Transit Oriented Development

Published by September 8, 2023 10:25 am

The Uptown neighborhood will see a transformation from parking lots to a multi-use development that includes affordable and market-rate housing, a bus rapid transit hub, and public art allowing opportunities for cultural expression. evolveEA led the masterplanning of the public spaces and is currently designing the public spaces with artists from the Hill and Uptown.

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Tanvi Desai

Published by July 7, 2023 2:19 pm

As a building performance analyst at evolveEA, Grace supports projects in pursuit of sustainability certifications through pre-design planning, design and construction documentation, advocacy, and strategic consulting.