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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.

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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.

The Carnegie Museum of Art Website just announced the completion of the renovation of the Scaife Galleries, designed by Springboard Design. “Five of our 21 art galleries,” the Carnegie writes, “have been reinstalled to offer a fresh interpretation of the permanent collection and to highlight many of the museum’s strengths in Impressionism, sculpture, Realism, and Aestheticism, providing a unique view of the museum’s holdings.”

The museum has also included some beautiful views of the space on their website:

We are delighted to announce that our application for a Sprout Fund Grant for our Bike Steps/Light Rail Proposal was accepted. Kudos to Springboard Associate Bill Szustak for spearheading this process.

In the last ten years, Pittsburgh has developed a system of pedestrian and bike routes encouraging alternative means of transportation throughout the city. The bike trail system continues to grow, but there are still some missing or circuitous links. Some potential bike connections would be enhanced by modifying existing public steps to accomodate the transport of bikes. These public steps are an urban typology unique to topographically challenging cities like Pittsburgh. Currently, no runnels exist on any public steps in the city of Pittsburgh. Our ‘Bike Steps/Light rails’ project is designed to address this lack.

Springboard’s ‘Bike Steps/Light Rail’ project is focused on developing an illuminated bike ‘runnel’ that can be retrofit onto public staircases like the one connecting Joncaire Street in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This location will serve as the ‘pilot’ program or prototype for what we hope will be additional installations throughout the city. To the best of our knowledge, these will be the first bike runnels in the city’s history.

In addition to the support of Bike Pittsburgh, we have also received support from the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) and are seeking other partners and collaborators to implement the project.

According to their website, “The Sprout Fund supports innovative ideas that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh—making our community a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Through its programs and activities, Sprout enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities.

Founded in 2001, Sprout is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies for catalytic small-scale funding, civic engagement, digital media and learning, and public art. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, Sprout’s approach has worked successfully across political and geographic boundaries to make hundreds of community-decided investments in early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities.”

For more information, contact Paul Rosenblatt at paul@springboarddesign.net, and read the Pop City article about the Sprout Fund grant: