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Innovative Retrospective of Noted Photographic Artist and Photojournalist Presents a Comprehensive View of Mid-20th-Century African American Life

 Exhibition Travels to Chicago, Atlanta, and Birmingham, Alabama after Debuting in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, the first major retrospective exhibition of the work and legacy of African American artist Charles “Teenie” Harris, will be on view at Carnegie Museum of Art from October 29, 2011, to April 7, 2012.

Exhibition design for Teenie Harris, Photographer has been provided by Springboard Design and Brett Yasko,Pittsburgh. Multimedia concept, design, and production is by StoweNash Associates, LLC + Iontank,Pittsburgh. The original score in the exhibition is by MCG Jazz,Pittsburgh. Website design and development is by Night Kitchen Interactive,Philadelphia.

The groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the artist/photographer whose work is considered one of the most complete portraits anywhere of 20th-century African American experience. Large-scale, themed photographic projections of nearly 1,000 of Teenie Harris’s greatest images accompanied by an original jazz soundtrack will generate an immersive experience in the exhibition’s opening gallery. Subsequent galleries will present a chronological display of these photographs at a conventional scale, and give visitor access to the more than 73,000 catalogued and digitized images in the museum’s Teenie Harris Archive. The exhibition will offer an examination of Harris’s working process and artistry, and audio commentary on the man and his work by the people who knew him. In addition, the photographs and many of these materials will be accessible on Carnegie Museum of Art’s website.

“Since 2001, our museum has been the repository of the Teenie Harris Archive. This exhibition marks the culmination of a long effort to preserve and document an extensive collection of historically and artistically important images,” says Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art. “We are honored to present this retrospective of a photographer whose body of work gives so much to us.”

During his 40-year career as freelance and staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s most influential black newspapers, Teenie Harris (1908–1998) produced more than 80,000 images ofPittsburgh’s African American community. The photographs, taken from the 1930s to the 1970s, capture a period of momentous change for black Americans. His subjects ranged from the everyday lives of ordinary people to visits by powerful and glamorous national figures toPittsburgh, the nation’s industrial center. From birthday celebrations to civil rights boycotts, the distinctive vision of Harris’s photographs folds into the larger narrative of American history, art, and culture.

The show has been organized by Carnegie Museum of Art staff, working with an advisory committee fromPittsburgh’s African American community that provided direction for the exhibition’s content, themes, and goals. Members of the committee include Dr. Laurence Glasco, Dr. Johnson Martin, Tony Norman, Dr. Ralph Proctor, Cecile Shellman, and Dr. Joe Trotter. Members of the founding Teenie Harris Archive Advisory Committee include Neil Barclay, Oliver W. Byrd, Dr. Laurence Glasco, Charles A. Harris, Gladys Maharam, William Strickland Jr., Dr. Nancy Washington, and Dr. Deborah Willis; and project consultants Paul Messier, Elizabeth Shaw, Dr. Ralph Proctor, and John Brewer. Louise Lippincott, curator of fine arts at Carnegie Museum of Art is project manager for the exhibition and Kerin Shellenbarger is the Teenie Harris archivist.

Charles “Teenie” Harris

Teenie Harris grew up in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, a neighborhood once called “the crossroads of the world.” A serious photographer from the age of 18, he started his professional photographic career in 1937 when he opened a studio and began to take on freelance assignments. In 1941, Harris was appointed staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, the nation’s preeminent black newsweekly. His images were disseminated nationally through the Courier, and played a key role in how African Americans visualized themselves.

Like the Scurlock Studio in Washington, DC, James Van Der Zee in New York, and P. H. Polk in Alabama, Harris depicted an innovative and thriving black urban community, in spite of the segregationist policies and attitudes of mid-century America. His images captured daily life in the Hill—weddings, funerals, family portraits, parades, church events, street scenes, graduations—as well as of the great men and women who visited the neighborhood, including Martin Luther King Jr., Paul Robeson, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lena Horne, and Muhammad Ali. Some of the country’s finest jazz musicians—Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughan, and Duke Ellington—were photographed by Harris alongside bartenders, waitresses, and dancing crowds.

The longevity of Harris’s career offers an outlook on historic shifts that took place in the lives of African Americans everywhere. In the era of segregated baseball, for example, Harris photographed two legendary Negro League baseball teams, the Pittsburgh Crawfords (which Harris cofounded in the mid-1920s) and Homestead Grays. Later, when baseball’s color barrier was broken, he photographed African American major league baseball players like Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente along with their teammates. The pride and optimism evident in Harris’s photos of the Double V campaign from the World War II era (victory abroad, victory for racial equality at home), turned to growing moods of frustration and anger evident in images of militant protests in the late 1950s and 1960s. These photographs provide important insights to issues that are still pertinent today.

“Teenie Harris had great empathy with his subjects and a talent for storytelling,” says Lippincott. “His images transcend place. Powerful and personal, they connect today’s viewers with a proud past and a vibrant artistic and cultural heritage. We hope that through this retrospective and traveling exhibition, Harris will be established in the canons of art, history, and photography.”

 About the Exhibition

Nearly 1,000 of Harris’s most striking and iconic photographs will be digitally projected as life-sized images in the opening gallery. The images, organized into seven sections—“Crossroads,” “Gatherings,” “Urban Landscapes,” “Style,” “At Home,” “The Rise and Fall of the Crawford Grill,” and “Words and Signs”—will be synchronized with an original jazz score produced by MCG Jazz, one of the nation’s top organizations dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and promotion of jazz music. A second gallery will feature a chronological installation of small prints of the projected images that will include a referencing system for in-depth exploration of each photograph through a bank of computers and books also located in the gallery. In addition, the computers will provide access to the interactive website that has been created for the show.

At the entrance to the third gallery, a mini exhibition of 12 fine-art-quality 16 x 20” prints selected by 12 experts will be accompanied by their personal analyses of the meaning, significance, and beauty of the chosen images. This gallery will also feature a large-scale map showing the places Harris lived, worked, and photographed and a multimedia presentation called “Artist at Work” that demonstrates Harris’s technical skill and artistic vision, and shows how newspapers and publishers cropped and edited his work in order to tell a particular story. “Artist at Work” marries audio recordings of the stories and memories of Teenie Harris, as told by his family, friends, colleagues, and models, with a montage of projected images relating to their tales.

In addition to an exhibition-specific website, the museum is collaborating with theUniversityofPittsburgh Presson an illustrated book offering new and unpublished scholarship about Harris, his work, and his times that will impact the fields of American and African American art, culture, and history.

About the Teenie Harris Archive

In 2001, Carnegie Museum of Art acquired the Teenie Harris archive from the Harris family and began a multiyear project to preserve, catalogue, digitize, and make the images available on the museum’s website for public view. Few of Harris’s negatives were titled and dated; since the acquisition of the archive, the museum has invited the public to help in the identification of the people, places, and activities in the photographs through a series of museum-based displays of his work, outreach presentations, meetings with oral historians, and online response forms that accompany the continually growing display of images on the museum’s website.

The Teenie Harris Archive Project is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which designated the archive a “We the People” project in the spring of 2007. “We the People” is an initiative to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. Initial support for the Teenie Harris Archive Project was provided by the Heinz Endowments.

Tour

Following its debut inPittsburgh, the exhibition will be on view atChicago’sHaroldWashingtonLibraryCenter, February–May 2012; the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute,Birmingham,Alabama, August 7–October 28, 2012; and the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library,Atlanta,Georgia, January 20–April 13, 2013.

Publication

A 208-page book on the life and work of Teenie Harris accompanies the exhibition. Featuring a preface by Deborah Willis and significant essays by scholars Cheryl Finley,Laurence Glasco, and Joe Trotter, the book analyzes Harris as an artist for the first time, explores the social and historical context of his photographs, and provides a detailed biography of the photographer. The book includes 100 plates of Harris’s signature work and a complete bibliography and chronology. It is published by theUniversity ofPittsburgh Press in cooperation with Carnegie Museum of Art and will be available for $24.95 in softcover, and $55 in hardcover.

An enhanced CD of the exhibition soundtrack synced to images from the show will also be available for purchase.

Programs

Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story offers a variety of complementary special activities, including an opening gala, a discussion by the exhibition’s advisory committee, a symposium, and gospel concert. Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company , which is the publisher of EBONY and JET magazines, and nationally known actor and Pittsburgh native Bill Nunn will preside over the opening gala on October 28, 2011. Revealing the American Story: Personal Perspectives from the Teenie Harris Advisory Committee, to be held Saturday, October 29, 2011, will offer information and insights on the debates, discussions, and discoveries that shaped the exhibition. CMA director Lynn Zelevansky will lead committee membersLaurence Glasco, Johnson Martin, Tony Norman, Ralph Proctor,Cecile Shellman, and Joe Trotter in the discussion with exhibition organizer and CMA curator of fine arts Louise Lippincott and Teenie Harris Collection archivist Kerin Shellenbarger,.

A symposium, History in the Making: Photography and the Daily Life of the City, to be held January 28, 2012, will consider photography and the urban experience, bringing together photography historians Cheryl Finley and Nicole Fleetwood; photographers Melissa Farlow, Richard Kelly, and Mark Perrott (featured in the concurrent exhibition Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007–2010); artist and landscape architect Walter Hood; and CMA curator of photography Linda Benedict-Jones. On February 26, 2012, Carnegie Museum of Art will present Raising Voices: Community Choirs Gospel Concert, featuring regional gospel choirs in a community concert performed against the background of Teenie Harris’s photographs.

Other programs related to Teenie Harris include Picturing Me, afterschool workshops for middle- and-high-school students that encourage participants to explore their personal goals through photographic instruction and experimentation culminating in an exhibition at the museum. There will also be evening events for young adults and complementary programming atPittsburgh’sAugustWilsonCenter and Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.

Support

Major support for this exhibition was provided by PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., The National Endowment for the Humanities, and Richard King Mellon Foundation. Support was also provided by The Heinz Endowments and the Virginia Kaufman Fund. Support for the exhibition soundtrack was provided by BNY Mellon. Other generous support was provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art and the Beal Publication Fund.

Located at 4400 Forbes Avenuein the Oaklandsection of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The HeinzArchitecturalCenter, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org.

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Springboard Design is delighted to announce that it has received a Bronze Award from The League of American Bicyclists for the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program. Springboard Design is one of only two Pittsburgh-based architectural firms to ever receive this award – the other firm being  Urban Design Associates, who received their recognition at the Bronze level this year as well. Congratulations to our colleagues there. We feel like we are in good company! Together, Pittsburgh is well represented at the national level as leaders in bike friendly employment – at least among architectural firms!

The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program recognizes employers’ efforts to encourage a more  bicycle friendly atmosphere for employees and customers. The program honors innovative bike-friendly efforts and provides technical assistance and information to help companies and organizations become even better for bicyclists.

The League of American Bicyclists officially announced the Fall 2011 BFB awards at Interbike hosted in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, September 15.   

How did we do it? Springboard’s southside Pittsburgh workplace, located in a turn of the century warehouse building,  has developed many bike friendly features and employee benefit programs. Our reception area prominently features wall mounted bike storage and displays of maps, bike publications,  literature and other bike commuting information. Springboard provides to its staff bike pumps and repair equipment as well as clothing and toiletry lockers in customized storage units conjunction with its Bike Information Center. Our proximity to a riverfront trail along the Monongahela River facilitates pleasant and convenient bike commuting to and from our workplace. Bike transporatation to and from work related meetings is reimbursed to staffmembers at the same rate as car transportation.

For more information on the BFB program go to: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/bicyclefriendlybusiness/


Springboard’s active and innovative use of social media in its architectural practice is featured in a recent article in Columns Magazine (June, 2011, pp. 7-12). Columns Editor Becky Spevack’s feature, ‘Social Studies,’  discusses Springboard Principal Paul Rosenblatt’s recent presentation on  the ‘New Media Revolution’ at Build Pittsburgh 2011.

“Since we are interested in how technology can leverage our practice in terms of speed, accuracy, efficiency – and creativity, ” states Mr. Rosenblatt in the article, “creating a website to reflect this was a natural extension of our practice.”

Ms. Spevack goes on to explore the variety of other social media Springboard actively uses in its day to day practice. Mr. Rosenblatt is quoted as saying that, “Social media provides me with new ways I can ‘socialize’ with a lot of people I haven’t even met. It enables me to reach far greater numbers of people than ever before.”

For the whole story, see below:

Springboard Featured in Columns-June-2011


Point State Park tunnel awaits artistic face-lift

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

By Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Five design teams, one of which is local, have been chosen to figure out how to use light, sound, art or a combination of all three to animate the tunnel that runs under the Portal Bridge.

Five design firms have been chosen to generate ideas for animating a tunnel underneath the Portal Bridge that leads into Point State Park.

Thousands of people, en route to a concert, a splash in the fountain or the Great Race finish line, have walked through the archway.

“It’s a very beautiful and abstract space, but there’s no there there,” said Paul Rosenblatt, an architect with Springboard Design, a local architectural firm that will coordinate the competition.

The Portal Bridge, which bisects the recently restored 36-acre park, leads to the Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne bridges. When the Portal Bridge was finished in 1963, the design below the highway was completed with the addition of a gently arching, 40-foot-wide, pedestrian bridge over a shallow reflecting pool. The floor of the pool is covered with rounded glacial stones that are arranged in concentric rings and form a fish scale pattern. Large concrete “buckets” hide three pairs of lights that shine upward on the ceiling vaults.

The design competition, called “Portal to The Point,” is being funded by the Colcom Foundation, which has made a grant of $375,000 to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

“One of the challenges that we’ve asked the participants to think about is how to create a place in that urban environment,” Mr. Rosenblatt said.

The firms are: MAYA Design of Pittsburgh; Marlon Blackwell Architect of Fayetteville, Ark.; SCAPE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE and Weiss/Manfredi, both of New York City; and wHY Architecture of Culver City, Calif.

“We see Point State Park as the city’s crown jewel,” said Colcom Foundation president Tim Inglis. The proposals from the five teams may incorporate art, light, sound, history, the “wind tunnel” effect park visitors experience in that space and accessible design.

“We don’t have that much pedestrian traffic at Point State Park,” Mr. Inglis said, adding that the winning design will be “something that causes you to linger a bit longer. Each of the five firms will be equally compensated for their efforts. They hope that some project will come out of it.”

The proposals will be submitted on Oct. 10. Soon afterward, the designs will be exhibited publicly in Pittsburgh and available on the website of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Mr. Rosenblatt said. A public symposium to discuss the proposals will be announced at a later date.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11228/1167553-437.stm?cmpid=newspanel0#ixzz1VCcv1dW2


Portal to the Point: A Design Ideas Exploration is an ‘Idea Generation Project’ funded by Colcom Foundation.

Five multi-disciplinary teams have been selected to focus on public art and design in Point State Park.

 “The history of the United States, in fact, and of other parts of the world, was changed by events that occurred at or near the forks of the Ohio in the years 1749–1758.”  Robert Alberts, The Shaping of the Point

Point State Park has a long, celebrated and, at times, contentious history.  The most visible landmark in Pittsburgh, it is the subject of countless photographs of the city.  It is a place of paramount importance to the history of the United States, once a significant historical crossing and battleground, a symbol of resistance and independence.  Today, it is the city’s focal point for recreation, celebration and enjoyment, the site of festivals, concerts and regattas.  What will the next generation make of Point State Park? 

Colcom Foundation has stepped forward to fund an exploration of the form, function, artistic elements and interpretative design of Point State Park’s Portal Bridge and the area immediately around it.  The foundation is pleased to announce the selection of five award-winning teams – located all across the United States – to develop innovative visions for this section of the Park. 

The selection of the five creative teams was made from North American architects, landscape architects, designers and artists invited to submit their qualifications.  The five selected teams (and their members) are:

Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, Arkansas – www.marlonblackwell.com -– Marlon Blackwell;                Kendall Buster, Guy Nordenson & Associates, dlandstudio, Renfro Design Group

MAYA Design, Pittsburgh, PA – www.maya.com – Dutch MacDonald;
The Gray Circle

SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, New York, NY – www.scapestudio.com – Kate Orff;
The Living

 Weiss/Manfredi, New York, NY – www.weissmanfredi.com – Marion Weiss, Michael Manfredi;
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Green Shield Ecology, Mark Dion

wHY Architecture, Culver City, CA – www.why-architecture.com – Kulupat Yantrasast;
Reed Hilderbrand, WET Design        

An Advisory Committee, which consists of nationally-recognized architects, artists, educators and CEOs, as well as key stakeholders, was convened to assist in reviewing the qualifications submissions and offer selection recommendations.  The committee includes:

Robert Bingham                  Professor, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Borellis                         Assistant to the V.P. for Administration and Finance for Special Projects;                              Director  of Student Housing Projects, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Laura Fisher                         Senior Vice President, Special Projects, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Andre Kimo Stone Guess   President and CEO, August Wilson Center for African American Culture

John Hallas                           Regional State Park Manager, DCNR

Timothy Inglis                       President, Colcom Foundation

Jules Labarthe AIA               Founding Principal, The Design Alliance

Stephen Lee                         Head, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

Mary Martin                          Visual Arts Instructor, Winchester Thurston School

Andrew Masich                    President and CEO, Senator John Heinz History Center

Renee Piechocki                 Director, Office of Public Art, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Raymund Ryan                     Curator, Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art

Lynda Waggoner Executive Director, Fallingwater

The Portal Bridge is an elevated highway thoroughfare that bisects the park north to south and leads to bridges that span the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers.  The focus of this project is the space underneath this overpass (a dramatic, modern space) and a deliberately undefined area surrounding the portal. 

“We see Point State Park as the city’s crown jewel,” says Colcom Foundation President Tim Inglis, who views Portal to the Point as “an artistic statement to stir the imagination.”  This art and design exploration may incorporate historical interpretation of the site, as well as consider the multiple impact forces, including PennDOT requirements, the existing ‘wind tunnel’ effect, seasonal climate variations, structural integrity, accessible design, and the coupling of artistic and interpretative elements appropriate to the site’s location and function.

Springboard will host a two-day workshop meeting in Pittsburgh, with representatives from each teams. These representatives will explore the city and the site, meet with the Advisory Committee, and discuss the project parameters and aspirations.  The teams will then develop their design proposals and ideas, for submission on presentation boards and electronically, by October 10, 2011.    

Portal to the Point is focused purely on the development of ideas.  Whether or not one of the proposals is commissioned is ultimately outside the scope of this exploration. 

To facilitate public feedback and information about the explorations, a public exhibition of the finalists’ presentations will be displayed at multiple Pittsburgh locations to be determined.  Accompanying the exhibition will be a public symposium by the participating teams, and a book to document the process and the results.  The book will be available online and will establish an extended platform for the dissemination of information about the project.

Please address all questions to the Project Advisor, Paul Rosenblatt AIA at Springboard Design – paul@springboarddesign.net.

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Springboard’s Founding Principal Paul Rosenblatt AIA is joining “experts, colleagues and practitioners for this online conference – http://greenmuseumconference.com– focused on goals, strategies and tools needed to examine, evaluate and implement greener and more sustainable strategies. The conference focuses on three areas:

  • Programs and Exhibitions: Explore emerging green exhibit design standards, and education and advocacy in programs and exhibits indoors and outdoors at your site
  • Practices and Policies: Examine green cleaning practices and expectations, museum lighting, and using sustainability standards and policies to support green decision-making
  • Buildings: Learn how your building can support your green mission by reducing energy and water consumption, and capitalizing on regular maintenance and repair schedules.”

Produced by LearningTimes, in collaboration with the American Association of Museums, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) & AAM PIC Green.



On March 4, 2011, Springboard’s Paul Rosenblatt AIA and Shannon Ashmore RA facilitated an all day planning workshop at the Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown, PA. Partnered with the Ecap Network, Springboard has been asked to develop a conceptual design for updating the history museum dedicated to telling the story of the famous 1889 Johnstown Flood.

WDUQ, Pittsburgh’s National Public Radio station, previewed the workshop with a report:

http://wduqnews.blogspot.com/2011/02/johnstown-flood-museum-potential.html

Reporter Arlene Johns also covered the event which was published on the front page of the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Newspaper – above the fold!

For the whole Tribune-Democrat story – and a picture of Paul and Shannon at work – follow this link: http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x1771109900/Flood-of-suggestions-offered-for-museum


SPRINGBOARD On TV Again TODAY!

If you missed this before – or haven’t been able to find it online yet – don’t miss this chance to see Springboard’s Paul Rosenblatt and Petra Fallaux and their Loft House on HGTV’s popular ‘Bang For Your Buck’ TV show.

Set your DVR for Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 5:30pm.

Here is what HGTV has to say about the episode:

“Designer Monica Pedersen and a local realty expert critique three modern master bathroom renovations in Pittsburgh to determine which one will see the biggest bang for your buck. First, they check out a minimalist master bathroom with lots of natural light. Next, they visit a contemporary master bathroom with large jacuzzi tub. And finally, they check out a modern master bathroom with a luxurious steam shower.”

Actually, the local realty expert was from Philly, not Pittsburgh, but no matter.

For those of you are wondering: the show has a happy ending!


We are delighted to announce that Springboard has been recognized as a Bike Friendly Employer by BikePGH.  http://bike-pgh.org/ 

Springboard is in the inaugural class of businesses recognized, one of only eleven Pittsburgh organizations on this list, and in good company. The entire list is: The Sprout Fund, Mullen, Whole Foods Market, REI Southside Works, Google, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, East End Food Coop, Springboard Design, Urban Design Associates, Chatham University and OTB Bicycle Cafe

BkePGH’s ‘Bike Friendly Employer’ program was designed to ‘recognize businesses and organizations as leaders in Pittsburgh’s bike-friendly transformation.’ The essential elements shared by all of the businesses in this ‘inaugural class’ of bike-friendly companies is ‘a culture at work that supports bike commuting, and bike parking that is abundent, safe, secure, and convenient.’

Springboard and the other finalists in this process filled out a detailed questionnaire and hosted a site visit by a representative of BikePGH. Bike Friendly Employers were recognized as going beyond the ‘essential elements’ to do ‘creative things to support and encourage biking at work.’

The innovations and creative ideas Springboard was recognized for include creating a ‘prominent installation at their office entrance for bike parking and easy access to tools and storage. This lets visitors immediately know the high value (Springboard) places on bike commuting. The company reimburses employees at the same rate for biking to meetings as they do for driving.’

Springboard Principal Paul Rosenblatt initiated the Springboard Bike Commuting Program which is managed by the company’s Bike Coordinator, Nic Hawken. Nic is a daily bike commuter to Springboard, logging about fifty miles a week to and from work.

For more information about BikePGH’s ‘Bike Friendly Employer’ program: http://bike-pgh.org/blog/2011/02/12/bikepgh-honors-the-citys-first-bike-friendly-employers/