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Since our inception in 2001, Springboard Design has been committed to providing planning and design services to non-profits, helping to align facilities with missions, visions, and values. Organizations we have worked with include the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, The National Aviary, CLASS and Community Human Services. Inspired by community leaders like Theaster Gates and others, we have focused on how the arts can help drive community and economic development. This work has led to the establishment of an arts organization in Johnstown, PA, Creator Square.

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Johnstown Vision 2025


Springboard Design’s Paul Rosenblatt was excited to be a part of the recent “Johnstown Vision 2025” annual celebration held at Ace’s Lounge in Johnstown on January 24, 2018. Johnstown Vision 2025 is a “framework for revitalizing Johnstown based upon an open, collaborative and community-driven approach.” One of Vision 2025’s feature projects is Creator Square, the artisan residency for makers and small batch manufacturers that Rosenblatt founded and directs. (Springboard Design’s $800,000 renovation of Creator Square’s studio building in downtown Johnstown is just about to begin this spring.)  The evening’s keynote speaker, Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer of The Allegheny Conference on Community Development, complimented Johnstown’s community redevelopment efforts. “You’re moving at lightning speed compared to the way things have unfolded in Pittsburgh over the last 35 years.”

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Springboard Design was happy to see our client the Maridon Museum, which we designed, featured in Huffington Post’s article about “55 Best Lesser Known Art Museums, Artist Studios, and Art Centers in Northeast USA”.

“It’s a knockout museum worth a drive from anywhere”, writes Malerie Yolen-Cohen. “The Asian art collection at the Maridon is fascinating on many levels – the most elemental being its stunning beauty and fine craftsmanship.”

For the Maridon Museum (Butler, PA), Springboard Design developed the Building Program, Architectural Design, Construction Documents, Exhibition Design and Curatorial Consulting services for the museum.

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Springboard Design’s recently completed kiosk for The Frick Pittsburgh has been receiving some press lately! We’re happy to see the kiosk featured along with ten other exhibitions at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s annual open house, which will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 10am to 6pm. There will be discounts at airport shops, giveaways, music, and an early visit from Santa! We’re honored to be part of this showcase of Pittsburgh’s educational and cultural institutions, many of whom are our clients.

“Showcasing the world-class talent of local artists and cultural institutions at Pittsburgh International is an important part of creating a sense of place for visitors. We are committed to connecting the airport to the region it serves in showcasing these new installations.”

– Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis

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