The North Allegheny School District is moving forward with improvements to two of its elementary school buildings. VEBH beginning the design for the renovations and additions to Franklin Elementary School and McKnight Elementary Schools. The projects were defined in a study undertaken by VEBH in 2017.
VEBH Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of John C. Reid, RA and Cassandra R. Renninger, RA to Principals in the firm. Over the past several years, Mr. Reid and Ms. Renninger have held key leadership roles in the firm, managing both client accounts and design projects.
John Reid has been with VEBH for 23 years, serving as both a project manager and architect. He has worked vastly with Waynesburg University over the past 15 years on multiple projects, including four new buildings and the highly detailed renovation of Stewart Hall, the University’s primary science facility.
Mr. Reid contributes to a wide range of educational, healthcare, and municipal design projects at the firm, adding a careful eye for detail and quality control. He graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Architecture, and also holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of KAPPA, the Keystone Chapter of APPA.
Cassandra Renninger joined VEBH in 2016, and has more than 20 years of educational design and construction experience, culminating with some of the finest learning environments in our region. As lead designer and project manager, she has specialized in creating 21st century learning environments that facilitate collaboration and support, and inspire innovation and real-world problem solving.
Ms. Renninger holds a degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. Her portfolio of design includes roughly $200 million in various public construction projects that serve as quality community assets. Her extensive project experience includes a wide range of municipal, educational, performance, and athletic facilities.
WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center opened its new outpatient surgery center after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in late December. The new surgery center began serving patients on January 3.
Construction for the addition to the historic Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is set to begin to begin in January. The Library’s Board of Trustees accepted the bids for the project, moving the project forward. The addition will provide new community and reading rooms for Andrew Carnegie funded library, opened in 1902. The main entrance for the Library will be shifted to the new addition.
The Washington Health System is welcoming patients to its new Outpatient Center in California PA. The new Center offers physician and lab services in a new, convenient location.
Allegheny Valley Hospital has started using newly renovated nursing units. The upgrades have been designed and constructed over the past 9 months.
The Franklin Regional School Board received a progress report on the early design activities for its new elementary campus. The monthly updates to the Board and community will continue through the design and construction of the new facilities.
Library Director Alan Hall walks Herald-Star readers through the coming improvements to the Public Library of Steubenville in his regular column.
An assessment of the five elementary school building that was undertaken for the North Allegheny School District has defined options for improvements at each facility. The study provided a prioritized list of options to address long-term maintenance and building upgrade items as well as improvements related to the District’s educational program. The study also addressed the needs for expanding selected buildings to address a growing and shifting population at North Allegheny.
The University of Pittsburgh is working towards including an 80,000 square foot expansion of Posvar Hall to its 10-year facilities capital plan. VEBH worked with the University to explore the conceptual possibilities for the new annex.
VEBH led the design team in completing the original Posvar Hall that was opened in 1978.