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Steubenville Cuts The Ribbon

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Steubenville showed its pride as it cut the ribbon and began showing off the newly expanded library.  The expansion and renovation project includes a 10,000 square foot, two story addition as well as updates to the original library.  The library’s main entrance is shifted to the addition, which includes and elevator.

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County was completed in 1902 and was one of the first “Carnegie” libraries, funded through a grant from Andrew Carnegie.

The project was initiated to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and create an accessible entrance.  It also included other goals, including a new children’s library, reading rooms, a community room, and space for computer stations.

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Steubenville Library Nears Completion

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The expansion and renovation of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is nearing completion.  A Grand Re-Opening has been scheduled for April 30.

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Hampton High School Study is Wrapping Up

The feasibility study to define improvements to the learning spaces at Hampton High School is nearing completion.  The renovations are proposed to support a changing curriculum and provide a deeper learning experience for students.

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Possible Hampton High School Improvements Presented to Board

The Hampton Township School Board formally reviewed possible updates to Hampton High School.  Areas of the High School are being studied for improvements that will support the needs of the changing academic program.

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Washington Health System Opens Canonsburg Facility

The Washington Health System held a open house for its new outpatient care facility in Canonsburg.

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Douglas Lieb joins VEBH

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Douglas Lieb has joined VEBH Architects with 26 years of experience in higher education design and project management.  He has a passion for working with Colleges and Universities to create innovative learning and socially dynamic campus environments.   Over the past 18 years, he has successfully completed more than 30 projects throughout the United States with a combined value of more than five hundred million dollars.

His recent work locally has included projects on the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Mount Aloysius, Lock Haven University.  He has also designed significant student life facilities on campuses across the nation.

Doug’s experience includes the design of interdisciplinary projects encompassing science and technology, the humanities, student life, housing, dining, performing arts, and athletics and campus recreation.

Doug also adds significant experience to our healthcare design team with recently completed project for a variety of UPMC hospitals and facilities.  He has successfully completed more than a dozen projects in the past 6 years encompassing a full spectrum outpatient pediatric care environments, diagnostic imaging and radiology departments for tertiary care hospitals, cardio-thoracic and transplant intensive care settings, multi-acuity patient units and related care settings.

As an experienced team leader, Doug is intimately involved in bringing a project’s many stakeholders into the decision making process in a way that builds consensus and realizes innovative and effective outcomes.  As a senior project manager, he will be primarily responsible for promoting detailed execution of the project’s design and documentation.  He represents the firm and the design team in all detailed communications with the client, consultants and contractors.  He will also manage VEBH’s in-house project team and the project’s consultants to work towards successful outcomes.

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Jim Jasper Joins VEBH Architects

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VEBH Architects is pleased to introduce Jim Jasper as a new firm principal and a key leader for our healthcare design practice.

Jim offers VEBH clients 26 years of healthcare design experience developed through a wide range of medical planning and design projects.  His expertise as a healthcare architect and planner have been honed through his work designing patient-focused hospital improvements and stand-alone outpatient spaces, as well as the planning of new hospital facilities.  Jim most recently served as the Director of Design for a midwest architectural firm.  He has worked to develop creative solutions for more than thirty healthcare facilities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

Jim’s prior project management and leadership roles have instilled a high standard for communication and a full team effort in delivering efficient, creative design solutions for healthcare.

Jim is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  He has been active with multiple healthcare design and architectural organizations in the midwest region.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has attained LEED certification through the US Green Building Council.

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North Allegheny Schools Elementary Expansions Move Forward

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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.

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John Reid & Cassandra Renninger Promoted to Principal

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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.

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WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center Opens Surgery Center

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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.

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