New Frick Park Center Fits And Celebrates Its Environment

SEP 3, 2016 

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The best architecture usually expresses its purpose and respects its place. It doesn't mislead you as to what kind of building it is, and it most often complements its site.

That's what the architects who designed the new Environmental Center at Frick Park were aiming to do, and they have succeeded exceptionally well.

This brand-new environmental education facility will open with a “family-friendly public celebration” at 10 a.m. Sept. 10. A joint project of the city and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, it is an impressive achievement.

The center is situated just inside the Beechwood Boulevard gates to Frick Park — the ones just up the hill from Forbes Avenue. This will be the third environmental center on this site. The last one burned in 2002, and this long-awaited new one stands essentially on the footprint of the old one... Read the full article