Springboard Design

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As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Springboard Design has been retained to conduct a feasibility study to assist The Battle of Homestead Foundation in establishing a Labor Heritage Center in the Homestead/Munhall area. We are excited to partner with The Battle of Homestead Foundation to explore many aspects of feasibility including costs, potential revenue, location and partnering. As Springboard Design’s Paul Rosenblatt remarked, “A big part of what we do is to look at organizations in a holistic way in planning. Not just spatial needs but organizational needs and capacity for fund-raising.”

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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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