It's nice to be included with a number of Ozetecture alumni.

studio d'ARC is happy to announce the Bamboo Monospace debut

Gerard Damiani, AIA, of studio d'ARC architects received a Green Design Citation for Architecture for the Sota Construction Office Building at AIA Pittsburgh's 2013 Design Pittsburgh. Pictured AIA President Dutch McDonald, Gerard Damiani, AIA and Pittsburgh Mayor-elect Bill Petudo

Pittsburgh Quarterly

If you have a chance check out the Summer issue of Pittsburgh Quarterly. Architectural Critic, Charles Rosenblum reviews our new office building for Sota Construction.   

"Their work shows that the synthesized goals of sustainability and artistic design in architecture can be demonstrated by a checklist, but they don't need to be driven by one."  

Charles Rosenblum

Sota office achieves platinum

Don't judge a row house by its cover A nice little article with us on row house living.

studio d'ARC's kitchen island profiled

Gerard Damiani is looking forward to his upcoming lecture and dialogue with Blank Studio's Matthew Trzebiatowski at Taliesin West on April 11th.

A Vivre...Vives sur les toits!


Click here to see the complete article.
studio d'arc's urban biophillic pavilion is on newsstands in Paris! Today we received our copy of this months A VIVRE "To Live" a French Architectural Magazine. This months issue is dedicated to "Vives sur les toits" which translates to "Live on the roof". The issue has a number of great rooftop spaces as well a great diagram with "the modular man" inhabiting each. The hanging garden lives.

Architects' Choice


View a few of studio d'ARC's favorite manufacturers and products in the July/ August issue of Residential Architect.
Click here to see our choices.

2011 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class


studio d'ARC principal Gerard Damiani has returned from participating in the two week 2011 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class conducted by the Architecture Foundation of Australia . One word: Inspiring.

studio d'ARC in issue 323 of C3


We are happy to share that urban biophillic pavilion has been included in the recent issue of C3. If you are unaware of C3 you are missing out on a very nice Korean Architectural Journal/ Publisher. C3 was established in 1984 profiling architecture, landscape and urbanism. Its worth tracking down sometime.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art


Although not successful in the RFQ process, studio d'ARC and Spillman Farmer Architects are happy to present our preparatory studies for the expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. We wish the Museum the best of success.

Urban Biophillic Pavilion in this weeks ArchDaily



Please be sure to visit Archdaily's coverage of the South Side Biophillic Pavilion. The article has a great description of the project as well as a full set of photos and drawings.

Small Scale: Creative Solutions for Better City Living


A collaboration between Architect Gerard Damiani and Artist Jeremy Boyle is profiled in the recently released Small Scale: Creative Solutions for Better City Living by Princeton Architectural Press.

A quote from Princeton Architectural Press:

“Think big, design small. This is the rallying cry of a new generation of architects and artists who aim to improve the lives of city-dwellers through small-scale public design projects. Using the city as an open-source platform for ideas, these visionaries create "urban interventions" to address problems specific to urban life. Small Scale presents fifty ingenious yet simple projects ranging from the purely conceptual to the fully realized.

The projects in Small Scale are organized into three sections: those that provide practical services, those that share information, and those that simply delight. Each project is eminently achievable and most do not require many permits or much government oversight or tremendous use of natural resources; indeed, some suggest solutions to the larger problem of energy consumption. Designed by both well-known and up-and-coming architects the projects in Small Scale reflect the promise of new ideas, new materials, and new technologies.”

The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism


studio d'ARC is happy to announce that their work has been selected as a case study in The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism, by authors Jonathan Bell and Ellie Stathaki published by Laurence King Press.

The book is a comprehensive look at the emerging trend of domestic architecture that favors substance over style, combining functional design and sustainable processes with a straightforward, honest aesthetic. Additionally Gerard Damiani's hand constructed perspective of the Live Work Studio II was selected as the books cover art.

2010 Award for Architectural Excellence from AIA Pennsylvania


studio d'ARC is happy to announce that our South Side Courtyard House received a 2010 Architectural Excellence, Citation of Merit from AIA Pennsylvania. The Jury consisted of Philip Enquist, FAIA Partner Skidmore Owings & Merrill, T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Elva Rubio, Vice President and Creative Director at Bruce Mau Design and the esteemed Mr. Stanley Tigerman, FAIA.

Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture, Laurence King Publishing


studio d'ARC is pleased to announce that the Live/ Work Studio II has been included in the recent publication Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture by Virginia McLeod.

CLOUD9 Rooftop Architecture

studio d'ARC is happy to announce that studio d'arc's, South Side Biophilic Pavilion is in Marta Serrat's Clould9, Rooftop Architecture. We are among some great company, Perrault, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, Jakob+MacFarlane, Field Operations, MVRDV and others.

Home of the Year Design Award 2010


studio d'ARC's recent project the South Side Courtyard House wins Pittsburgh Magazines 2010 Home of the Year.

Judges’ Comments:
“We found the dialogue between the old industrial shell and the new home to be both compelling and highly resolved. Consistent and restrained use of materials reinforced the all-over design ideas. Use of light and space was original and exciting. Also, we found there to be a seamless integration of the interior and exterior that energized a courtyard type & urban site."

Live Work Studio in GreenSource


We are trilled to be included in this January/ February issue of GreenSource. Please take a look and let us know your comments.
Click here for the complete article.
Steel Gem in the Rough: The designers and owners of this infill house and studio use their project to tell the gritty history of the neighborhood, while also proving to clients the viability of a small project in an urban site.

The Smell of Sustainability


It was a nice surprise to see a blog from Lance Hosey of Architect Magazine who observed how studio d'ARC and our client Ernie Sota used scent as material.
Click here to read more.

Gerard Damiani quoted this month Natural Home magazine



Gerard was interviewed as part a recent article by Cheryl Weber, Design with Daylight: Natural Lighting. To read the article click on the link.

studio d'ARC receives 2009 AIA Pittsburgh Honor Award for South Side Courtyard House



Lead Jury Allison Williams, FAIA

"Very mature work that layers day light, volumes and planes to establish a successful and consistent dialogue between inside and outside, a concept unusually indoor / outdoor for a Pittsburgh home. The existing masonry wall engages in this dialogue to define space. It is a terrific example of warm livable modernism"

Photography © Massery Photography

studio d'ARC profiled in Pittsburgh's POP City 11.04.09



"As regional architects reconsidering Pittsburgh, we're not trying to import a style. We're making something of this region."

Gerard Damiani, AIA

New office for Sota Construction Services


Work continues on what could be Western Pennsylvania's most sustainable office building. Using the (LEED) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, this project has the potential to obtain a Gold or Platinum (Green Building Rating System) certification.

Dream Homes Ohio & Pennsylvania


We are happy to announce that our work can now be seen in the book Dream Homes Ohio & Pennsylvania.

"Dream Homes Ohio & Pennsylvania is an incredible collection of the states’ foremost architects, home designers and builders, who graciously invite readers to peek inside their favorite residential masterpieces. Though the professionals’ backgrounds, personalities, creative processes and stylistic preferences are strikingly unique, all share an impressive dedication to excellence that yields timeless designs that will be enjoyed well into the future."

This book is available at the link "Dream Homes Ohio & Pennsylvania" above.

WQED/ Pittsburgh Magazine Superior Interior Design Awards


WQED/ Pittsburgh Magazine, March 2009
Click here to read more.
We are pleased to announce that the Live Work Studio II has won the 15th annual Superior Interiors Design Award for Architectural Residence | New Construction. This is our seventh year being recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine for our work. Thank you Pittsburgh Magazine!

For more information please see the link, your Pittsburgh newsstand, or become a member of WQED to receive a year subscription.

Houses by Emerging Architects


We are pleased to announce that in the January 09 issue of The Architectural Review (UK), our live/ work studio was selected as one of the Houses by Emerging Architects. Our project was selected from over 100 international residential project entries submitted for the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture: 08.

Sota Construction Services


Work has commenced on the new home for Sota Construction Services. This building will be the regions first straw bale office building. Other environmental features will include items such as geothermal “heating and cooling”, dehumidification, hydroscopic building materials, natural earthen wall finishes, repurposed building materials, daylighting strategies, living roof and stacked ventilation.

2008 Design Pittsburgh Honor Award

" We appreciated the way the architect mirrored the scale of the street, but introduced a very contemporary building- it is a very approachable project. The house does an excellent job of addressing the street and is responsible to the backyard as well. The architect was skillful in getting light into all the spaces even though this is a tight restricted site. The quality of the detailing of the materials is impressive. The project used a beautiful, elegant, and simple palette of materials and reduced them down to the essence of their beauty."

Photography © Massery Photography

Urban Reinterpretation



Please see the August 2008 issue of Metal Architecture for studio d'ARC's use of metals in the construction of the Live/ Work Studio II.

http://www.metalarchitecture.com/Default.aspx?PublicationID=3&ArticleID=653&Title=Urban+Reinterpretation

Custom Builder Magazine


A Smaller Home Can Still Be Beautiful

Studio d'ARC's Live Work Studio is profiled in the July 2008 issue of Custom Builder as one of two good examples of small homes; That Look Good and Live Well

By Felicia Oliver, Senior Editor
Custom Builder Magazine
Click here to read more.

Residential Architect

Please see the June 2008 issue of Residential Architect Magazine for two profiles on studio d'ARC's Live Work Studio.

studio d'ARC profiled on OnQ


Built as both a home and place of business for two architects, this contemporary version of a row house can be found on the South Side of Pittsburgh. The home was recently recognized by the American Institute of Architecture for its environmentally-friendly features and design. OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes you on a tour.

studio d'ARC receives National AIA Housing Award


studio d'ARC is proud to be a recipient of a 2008 AIA national housing award in the “One/Two Family Custom Housing” category for our Live/ Work Studio II. The AIA award program profiles what the American Institute of Architects believes is the best built residential works in the US. We are flattered to be one of the nineteen selected this year (one of eight in our category). The Live/ Work Studio II is the first locally designed and constructed home to receive this award at a national level. The award will be given at the national convention in Boston this May.

For more information on the program, list of winners, jury and comments please visit:



http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/080314aia.asp

John Knox Shear, Architect, Educator and mid century Editor of Architectural Record


Please see the attached link; an article by Charles Rosenblum, Architectural Critic of the Pittsburgh City Paper. For more information about our ongoing research and restoration efforts of a home by the late John Knox Shear, Architect, Educator and mid century Editor of Architectural Record.

Image courtesy of the Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives

studio d'ARC wins AIA Pennsylvania CITATION OF MERIT


studio d'ARC recently wins AIA Pennsylvania CITATION OF MERIT for Live Work Studio II.

Interested in living in Pittsburgh's South Side?


Interested in living in Pittsburgh's South Side but having trouble finding a home that fits your living and aesthetic sensibilities?

Let studio d'ARC help you. We have the knowledge and experience working in this unique neighborhood and have a number of ecologically minded prototypes to chose from. For more information, contact us at info@sdapgh.com

Azure Magazine publishes Live/ Work studio II


Our first real post is a real honor for us -- the cover of Azure Magazine this month! Please visit Azure's website link "in bold at the start of this entry".