A. Martini & Co.’s team was honored to accept the Building Excellence Award in the category of ‘New Construction Project between $10-$25M’ for the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC project, in the Union Trust Building, downtown Pittsburgh. The entire project team included Stantec, Brigette Pavlik Interior Design, and The Davis Companies.

A. Martini & Co. was selected by the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney for the interior fit-out of 135,471sf of space across half of the floors 2 and 4, as well as all of 5 and 6 in the Union Trust Building.

Buchanan’s Headquarters consists of a conference center, on the second floor of the Union Trust Building, with 11 conference and client meeting rooms, as well as an Innovation Lab. A large reception area welcomes clients with an intricate lighted art feature on the ceiling that is a playful mix of the building’s rotunda superimposed with scenes from Pittsburgh landmarks. A large café area was designed to bring employees together and features a self-serve coffee bar, steam fireplace, fresh vending options, and more.

There are offices, legal libraries, and collaboration spaces on each of the firm’s four floors. To operate more efficiently and collaboratively, Buchanan, which employs 345 in downtown Pittsburgh, rightsized with the move reducing its space by almost one-third. The lawyers are housed on two floors, compared to their previous six, grouped by practice area. Lawyers’ offices are standardized to be the same size. Instead of having “coveted corner offices”, these prime spaces were designed to be small communal areas, called “huddle rooms” where up to four people can quickly and easily connect to brainstorm and problem solve.

Our team, as well as firm leadership, was impressed with A. Martini’s professionalism and their readiness to go above and beyond for the duration of the project,” said Deborah Lorentz, Director of Facilities, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. “They were a true extension of our internal team. Knowing our desire to value engineer the undertaking, they presented us with a carefully curated and impressive list of cost-savings ideas and products that we would have never thought of ourselves. A project of this magnitude doesn’t come without challenges and this is where a true partner like A. Martini shines.

The full press release from Master Builders’ Association can be viewed here: Construction Teams Honored with Building Excellence Awards

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