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The Design Alliance Architects has been the recipient of numerous awards from both local and national award committees, magazines, journals and the private sector.


Alcoa Corporate Center
Client: Alcoa
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    1999 Honor Award

  • Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Pennsylvania
    1998 Construction Industry Award, Architect/Engineer

  • Business Week/Architectural Record
    1999 Business Week/Architectural Record Awards
    Winner, Corporate Headquarters
    Private Sector Over $25 Million

  • Building Design & Construction
    2000 Building Team Project of the Year Awards
    Merit Award: Commercial

  • Electric League of Western Pennsylvania
    2000 Excellence in Lighting Award

Alcoa Technical Center - Defense Group Innovation Lab
Client: Alcoa
  • American Society of Interior Designers, Pennsylvania West
    2009 Design Award - Honorable Mention - Small Office Category

American Eagle Outfitters Corporate Campus - 19 Hot Metal Street and 77 Hot Metal Street
Client: American Eagle Outfitters
  • American Society of Interior Designers, Pennsylvania West
    2010 Design Award - Honorable Mention - Large Office Category

  • International Interior Design Association, PA/NJ/DE Chapter
    2011 Commitee's Choice Award


420 Boulevard of the Allies
Client: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
    2001 Award of Merit

Calvary Episcopal Church Spire/Bell Tower/Parish House Renovations
Client: Calvary Episcopal Church
  • Master Builders' Association Building Excellence Awards
    2007 Award Winner - Under $5 Million Category
  • Faith & Form Awards
    2007 Honor Award Winner - Architecture/Renovation

Center for Student Success
Client: University of Pittsburgh
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    2012 Certificate of Merit

Eastside Phase 2 Master Plan
Client: The Mosites Company
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    2008 Honor Award

  • Urban Land Institute
    2011 Award for Excellence: The Americas Competition


Eastside Phase 2 - Building B
Client: The Mosites Company
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    2009 Certificate of Merit Award

Eastside Phase 2 - Building D
Client: The Mosites Company
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    2009 Certificate of Merit Award

Heinz Innovation Center
Client: Heinz USA
  • Master Builders' Association Building Excellence Awards
    2005 Award Winner - Design/Build

Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania Conference Room
Client: Master Builders' Association
  • Master Builders' Association Building Excellence Awards
    2003 Finalist - Craftsmanship

Heinz World Headquarters
Client: H. J. Heinz Company
  • Master Builders’ Association Building Excellence Awards
    2008 Finalist - Best Renovation Construction Under $10 Million Category

  • American Society of Interior Designers, Pennsylvania West
    2010 Design Award - Large Office Category

Mine Safety Appliances Company - World Headquarters
Client: Mine Safety Appliances Company
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    1989 Citation for Design Excellence

  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Pittsburgh
    1989 David L. Lawrence Building of the Year Award
    Corporate Headquarters

Paul H. O'Neill Private Offices
Client: Paul H. O'Neill
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    2005 Architectural Detail/Craftsmanship Award of Excellence

Campus for The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Client: The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
  • The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Architectural Competition
    1981 1st Honor Award for Excellence in Design of a New Facility

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Client: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • AIA 2016 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Projects
    Award Winner: 2016

  • Re-Thinking the Future Sustainability Awards
    Honorable Mention: 2014 Public Building Built

  • Alliance to Save Energy
    2014 Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Recipient

  • Engineering News-Record
    2014 Global Best Projects: Green Projects Category

  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Section
    Winner: 2013 Civil Engineering Sustainability Award

  • USGlass Magazine
    Winner: 2013 Green Design Award

  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    Winner: 2013 Green Design Citation

  • Contract Inspirations Award
    Honorable Mention: 2013 Built Project Category

  • Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania
    2013 Projects of the Year Awards of Distinction: Sustainable Project of the Year

  • Environmental Design + Construction Excellence in Design Award
    Winner: 2013 Institutional/Governmental, New Construction

  • European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and
    The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

    Winner: 2013 Green Good Design Award

  • Forest Stewardship Council Award
    Winner: 2013 Design and Build - Commercial/Institutional Category

  • Interior Design Best of the Year Award
    Finalist: 2013


Private Residences
Client: Various
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    1996 Citation of Merit

  • Pittsburgh Magazine
    2004 Superior Interiors Home Design Awards
    Honorable Mention: New Construction

    2002 Superior Interiors Home Design Awards
    Honorable Mention: Architecture
    Remodels or Additions Over $25,000

    1996 Superior Interiors Home Design Awards
    Winner: New Construction

    1996 Superior Interiors Home Design Awards
    Winner: Residences Over 3,500 square feet

Rodef Shalom
Client: Rodef Shalom Congregation
  • Faith & Form Awards
    2004 Honor Award Winner - Architecture/Renovation
  • Master Builders' Association Building Excellence Awards
    2003 Award Winner - Over $5 Million Category

Schenley Road Townhouse
Client: BDW Associates
  • Masonry Institute of Western Pennsylvania
    1983 Mason Pro Award

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Client: Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh
  • Master Builders’ Association Building Excellence Awards
    2007 Award Winner - Excellence In Craftsmanship

TechWorks@PNC
Client: PNC Realty Services
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter
    2001 Citation of Merit

The Times Building
Client: The Magee Group
  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
    Award of Merit

  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Pittsburgh
    1989 David L. Lawrence Building of the Year Award
    Historic Building


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