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Two evolveEA Projects Receive AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards

September 25, 2020

At the 2020 Design Pittsburgh Awards, evolveEA received recognition from AIA Pittsburgh for two of our recent projects.


Etna EcoDistrict Plan

The Etna EcoDistrict plan received an Honor Award. Legendary for being the first certified EcoDistrict in the world, the community came together to identify ambitious goals in six quality of life areas to elevate in neighborhood planning.

The Etna EcoDistrict Plan demonstrates how architecture can increase community resiliency and how the AIA Criteria for Design Excellence can be woven into urban design and planning. We are proud of our collaboration with local partners who helped create a blueprint for comprehensive sustainability by considering people and processes as well as place.
— Christine Mondor, FAIA, evolveEA


evolveEA design for Etna EcoDistrict Plan: Solar Grab-n-Go Concept


This work would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment from our partners in the community who made it happen. For that, we extend a congratulations to the Borough of Etna, Etna Community Organization, Etna Economic Development Corporation, Etna Neighborhood Association, Garden of Etna, the Triboro Ecodistrict, and to the Henry L. Hillman Foundation who funded the project. evolve’s project team included: Christine Mondor, FAIA; Anna Rosenblum, EcoDistricts AP as project manager; Chris Guignon, AIA; Nico Azel; and Jianxiao Ge.


Winterton Street Residence

This residential addition and renovation designed by Christine Mondor, FAIA, and Chris Guignon, AIA received a Certificate of Merit at this year’s Design Awards. We are proud of this design that updated a modest family home and created a beautiful connection with its landscape. Learn more about the project here: Winterton Street Residence.

The Winterton Street Residence presents a thoughtful design approach and commitment to quality execution as evidenced by the intimate, cared-for indoor and outdoor spaces.
— Comments from the Jury


Winterton Street Residence in Highland Park designed by evolveEA

Winterton Street Bathroom
Winterton Street Garage Exterior

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