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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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Did you spot Springboard Design’s Founding Principal Paul Rosenblatt and his turntables in the latest Next Up Pittsburgh? Paul was invited to DJ Contemporary Craft’s Out of Hand REMIX party on April 14, “a unique “hands-on” gala that helps support their outstanding exhibitions and programs”.

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Did you catch us in February’s Johnstown Magazine? Springboard Design’s Creator Square was featured for its’ Craft Business Thursdays at Creator Square (CBT@CRSQ) program. The monthly series features a guest artist or maker who shares their experience, encouraging dialogue with locals, artists, makers and hopeful entrepreneurs in attendance.

“Our goal is to inspire potential applicants near and far for our artist/artisan residency program and begin to think about how their skills and interests can be transformed into businesses through small batch manufacturing approaches that lecturers in the Craft Business Thursdays @ Creator Square are using to great success.” – Paul Rosenblatt


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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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Congratulations to our client, Community Human Services (CHS) on being nominated for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Pittsburgh Placemaking Award for Excellence! Springboard was named as one of the partners in the project for our assistance with planning, acquisition and design. The award will be announced October 12, 2017.

To learn more about CHS, please follow them on Facebook or visit their website.

Learn more about ULI by following them on Facebook or visiting their website.


Photo by Stephanie Strasburg | Trib Total Media

Photo by Stephanie Strasburg | Trib Total Media

This weekend’s grand opening of the newly renovated Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh caught the attention of many Pittsburgh news outlets.

“Architect Paul Rosenblatt and his team from Springboard Design designed the center, which included a benchmarking process against other similar centers and engaging the stakeholders and community to help guide both the site selection and design process.” – Lauri Grotstein, NEXT Pittsburgh

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh opens to the public Wednesday, Oct. 21st 2015. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Here are the links to the articles (so far): NEXT PittsburghTrib Total Media, Pittsburgh Post Gazette


One of Springboard Design’s most recent projects is opening to the public this weekend!

Join us at the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh on
Sunday October 18, 2015 (5 p.m.-7 p.m.)
The evening will include the premiere of an original exhibition
“In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project”.

Location: Squirrel Hill Plaza | 826 Hazelwood Avenue
Please RSVP here.