The VEBH design for the Blackhawk School District’s Highland Middle School continues to receive recognition as an outstanding educational facility, this time as a result of the overwhelming support of Highland’s students and the Blackhawk community.
Highland Middle School is the recipient of the AIA Pittsburgh’s 2014 People’s Choice Award, presented during the organization’s annual Design Pittsburgh event which celebrates architecture and design in the Pittsburgh area. The Highland Middle School renovation and expansion project was designed by VEBH to create a 21st Century learning environment that supports the amazing growth and learning that occurs during a student’s middle school years.
The school features educational-based themes of “Explorers,” “Inventors,” and “Pioneers,” developed with the school’s teaching staff to support each grade level’s curriculum. The themes are represented in the design using specific colors, patterns, and structures to define the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade neighborhoods in the school.
The school’s design has created a learning environment that the Highland Middle School students love to be in.
Highland Middle School was recognized earlier this year by CEFPI, the Council of Educational Facility Planners International as a “Project of Distinction.”
The WVU Berkeley Medical Center invited the community to tour their new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) designed by VEBH Architects.
The Freeport Area School District is exploring options for security improvements at their High School. Read More
Daniel Engen, a firm principal and architect with more than two decades of school design experience, discussed school security design issues with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and shared the concepts for the improvements being completed for the Carlynton School District. Read More
Team RV, the joint venture softball adventure from VEBH Architects and Radelet McCarthy Polletta, completed a perfect 17-0 season capturing their second straight Pittsburgh Architecture Softball Title.
Following the successful design and renovation of the former Emergency Department area, Washington Hospital has opened Children’s Express Care. The project was developed with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Read More
Breaking Ground, a publication of the Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, features the work of VEBH and Volpatt Construction on the new and renovated buildings that have a part of Waynesburg University’s growth.
The campus was recently listed as one of the top 25 “Most Beautiful Christian College & University Campuses in the World.”
VEBH has worked with Waynesburg University for more than 25 years, designing ten new buildings for the campus along with numerous renovation projects. Our most recent design is for the multi-phase renovation of Stewart Hall, the primary science facility on campus.
The VEBH project to replace the pool dehumidification unit at Pine-Richland High School was presented with a 2013 Excellence in Construction Award of Excellence by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Western Pennsylvania Chapter. The project was recognized for the excellent planning by VEBH and Tower Engineering and execution by the project’s general contractor Weider Services.
Stephen A. Kurpiewski, AIA, Receives Board Certificate from American College of Healthcare Architects
VEBH Architects is pleased to announce that Stephen Kurpiewski, a firm principal, has earned his Board Certificate in healthcare architecture from The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA).
Mr. Kurpiewski passed an accredited examination, which assesses the knowledge and understanding of architects who practice as healthcare specialists. He joins the ranks of over 400 ACHA colleagues in the US and Canada who have received this important architectural credential.
Mr. Kurpiewski joined VEBH in 1984 and has nearly 30 years of experience designing healthcare facilities with the firm in and around the Pittsburgh area. In 1996 he became a firm principal.
He has designed significant facility improvements and expansions for St. Clair Hospital, Washington Health System / Washington Hospital, the Heritage Valley Health System, and for various hospitals in the Allegheny Health Network, including Allegheny General Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, Forbes Hospital and Allegheny Valley Hospital. He is currently working with the West Virginia University Healthcare – Berkeley Medical Center on a four story expansion to the Hospital’s South Tower, which is nearing completion.
Mr. Kurpiewski designed Donnell House for Washington Health System, the region’s first freestanding residential hospice.
The American College of Healthcare Architects requires its certificate holders to work towards the improvement of healthcare architecture on behalf of the public, to practice in an ethical manner and to maintain the highest standards in the specialized field of healthcare architecture.
With multiple options developed for improvements to Hampton High School, work has turned to narrowing the options.