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We’re celebrating our two intern architects, Teddy Boyd and Gina Laudato, who have helped us a great deal this summer. Teddy Boyd, a rising senior at The University of Pittsburgh, has been helping us conduct research, organize our office, and work through design opportunities. Gina Laudato, a rising senior at Kent State University, has been working on presentation drawings, materials research, and developing schematic design options with our team. As we send them back to school this fall we are reflecting on their hard work, intelligence, and enthusiasm, and wish them the best of luck in the future.

Thanks, Teddy and Gina!

It has been great working together.


 

The upcoming Pittsburgh Print Group Exhibit Under The Blankets will feature Broken Horizon by Springboard Design’s Creative Director Petra Fallaux.

“Under the Blankets – Printmakers Together is an exhibition of recent work by 29 Pittsburgh Print Group members and 29 invited printmakers from the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.”

We invite you to join Petra at the opening Friday May 4th at 5:30pm at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Be sure to visit this exciting printmakers exhibit in its entirety before July 8th!

 

For more information about the exhibit and artists, please visit Pittsburgh Center for the Arts website.

To view more of Petra’s work, please visit her website by clicking here.

If you would like to RSVP for the opening, please click here.


 

The summit, presented by Startup Alleghenies, is a one-day free event on April 30 from 12:30 to 5:30PM held in Champion, PA.

“Come listen and engage with national and local experts who will be discussing the issues of rural entrepreneurship in America’s rustbelt.” – Startup Alleghenies

 

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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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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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