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Author: paul

Car Free Fridays event hosted by Springboard Design

September 17 – 9
am – 11:00am 

Where: 24 Terminal Way

Agree to go car free today (bike, walk, bus) and receive the South Side property card full of discounts for South Side, Downtown, and Oakland businesses and receive an entry for the Car Free Fridays September raffle. If you ride your bike,  enjoy a light breakfast courtesy of Springboard Design.

Car Free Fridays is sponsored by BIKE PITTSBURGH. For more information on BIKE PITTSBURGH: http://bike-pgh.org/

SAVE THE DATE v.2: SEPTEMBER 18, 2010. According to Associate Producer Jenna Friederich, that may now be the date that HGTV has scheduled Springboard’s segment of ‘Bang For Your Buck.’ ‘If all goes as planned,’ she writes, ‘your “Bang For Your Buck” episode should premiere this Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm e/p.’

So, friends of Springboard, re-set your DVRs!

Once again, as you may recall, HGTV’s ‘Bang For Your Buck’ selected Springboard’s ‘Loft /House’ to be included on its upcoming ‘Pittsburgh Master Bathrooms’ episode. Springboard Principal Paul Rosenblatt AIA and Creative Director Petra Fallaux are featured. The segment was filmed in June and it looks like it will be broadcast soon. We are still not 100% sure, but the producer gave us this new ‘heads-up’ to share with you all!

Check local listings to confirm or continue to check this  link for official dates and times. Keep in mind that HGTV repeats their programs, so if you miss it the first time, it is sure to be rebroadcast.


Stay tuned.

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2010. That appears to be the date that HGTV has scheduled Springboard’s segment of ‘Bang For Your Buck.’ As you may recall, HGTV’s ‘Bang For Your Buck’ selected Springboard’s ‘Loft /House’ to be included on its upcoming ‘Pittsburgh Master Bathrooms’ episode. Springboard Principal Paul Rosenblatt AIA and Creative Director Petra Fallaux are featured. The segment was filmed in June and it looks like it will be broadcast on September 17, 2010. We are still not 100% sure, but the producer gave us a ‘heads-up’ to share with you all!

Check local listings to confirm or continue to check this  link for official dates and times.


Stay tuned.

Springboard and Colab Architecture are pleased to announce the the opening of the exhibition they designed for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 11, 2010.

Entitled ‘In My Father’s House,’  the August Wilson Center’s inaugural art exhibition invites visitors to ‘discover ways in which African Americans collect and preserve their culture. …This mixed-media exhibition uses the visual art and material culture of people of African descent, from heirlooms and fine art to political memorabilia and digital media, to explore how the past influences the present, helping to weave a community together from generation to generation.”

Springboard’s Principal, Paul Rosenblatt AIA and Colab’s Principal, Felecia Davis, collaborated with five teams of curators to develop a variety of collecting scenarios. Each of these scenarios became a room in a metaphoric house. Springboard and Colab’s design creates a dreamlike, theatrical setting for the exhibition.

For more information on the August Wilson Center and its other exhibits and programs, visit their website: http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org/about/index.php

Mundania Horvath’s impressive new blog, Steeltown Anthem, has just added Springboard to its blog roll: http://steeltownanthem.wordpress.com/

What is Steeltown Anthem?  Horvath writes: “Steeltown Anthem is a blog dedicated to art, design and architecture in the
Pittsburgh area. This site is my small attempt and contribution to show everyone all the creative style and energy that is happening in our city. This site encompasses graphic design, architecture, crafts, furniture, decor and interior design in our area. Steeltown Anthem is run by local resident and graphic designer Mundania Horvath. Mundania moved back to the city in March and saw all the amazing progress the steeltown made after being gone for 5 years! She fell in love with the city all over again and wanted to write about all the innovative design happening in the area.”

We are delighted to be a part of Steeltown Anthem, part of the ‘innovative design’ that Horvath found when she returned, and wanted you to see it, too!

Oh, and by the way, Paul Rosenblatt’s vinyl record blog is also on the blog roll at Steeltown Anthem: blog.vinylrecordarchitect.com


Another nice story – much shorter than the one in the Tribune-Review yesterday – appeared last week in POP City: http://www.popcitymedia.com/devnews/nationalaviary082510.aspx

If you are not familiar with POP City, you should be! It is an informative and well-designed inline weekly, graced with beautiful photography by Brian Cohen.

Here is their mission statement:

“Launched in March of 2006, Pop City is a weekly e-magazine and website that connects you–and the rest of the world–with the people and places that are making Pittsburgh such a lively, diverse and livable city. We write about technology and innovation news, job growth, development and nonprofit news, arts and culture and how a local tech company is thriving and hiring. To help you better navigate our city, we feature neighborhood guides and a weekly selection of arts and cultural events. Sign up to get Pop City every Wednesday.”

Award-Winning Graphic Designer Brett Yasko  Enhances Exhibition Design  and Signage Capabilities

Pittsburgh, Pa. (August 17, 2010) – Springboard is pleased to announce that award-winning graphic designer Brett Yasko has joined Springboard’s  ‘Museum Architecture Team’ (M.A.T.). The  Museum Architecture Team is  a  strategic design consultancy focused on the programming, planning, and design of growing museums and exhibitions worldwide.

“Brett Yasko is one of the most gifted graphic designers we have ever had the privilege to work with,” said Paul Rosenblatt AIA, Co-Director of M.A.T. and Founding Principal of Springboard. “Brett’s experience with all aspects of graphics for museums and exhibitions helps to make the Museum Architecture Team a ‘one-stop shop’ for museum design and exhibition. Brett enhances our ability to include the graphic design of building signage, exhibition graphics, brochures and catalogues – all under one seamless umbrella .”

Mr. Yasko, who is best known for his work on numerous architecture books and exhibition catalogs, comes to this alliance with a wealth of relevant experience and expertise.  He has designed exhibitions – and related catalogs and brochures – for a number of major art institutions including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Pittsburgh Center for the arts, and Wood Street Galleries. His book designs have been published by Princeton Architectural Press, Soft Skull Press, and others. His work has been recognized in exhibitions such as AIGA 365 and 50 Books, 50 Covers, and written about in publications and websites including Communication Arts, Print, How, the New York Times, The Nation, Metropolis, Dwell and Design Observer as well as Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette, Tribune-Review and City Paper. Books he has designed are part of the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at Columbia University. He is also  a member of the adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design.

Architecture is a cultural product and a reflection of a project’s place and time. Springboard Architecture Communication Design LLC was formed to stimulate, inspire, create and produce new architecture, clear communication, and innovative design. Springboard’s mission is to serve as a catalyst to ‘springboard’ our client’s visions and help them to realize their strategic goals.

For more information on Springboard and the Museum Architecture Team, visit www.springboarddesign.net.  For more information on Brett Yasko, visit http://brettyasko.com

The Museum Architecture Team (M.A.T.) has offices in New York at 18 West 18th Street, 9th Floor, 10011, and Pittsburgh, 24 Terminal Way, 15219. Co-Director Paul Rosenblatt can be reached at both offices by calling 412 855-6901.

SPRINGBOARD Bike Commuting

Throughout the summer, more than half of Springboard’s regular team has been bike commuting to our Southside studio. Gina has been riding in from Bloomfield, Ian from the Hill, Nic and Paul from Squirrel Hill. Most of these guys have been doing it daily, rain or shine. Nic is our in-house ‘Transportation Coordinator’ addressing the needs of bicycling employees. Having moved here from NYC to work with us, Nic tells us the bike commute sure beats sitting on the AMTRAK train! And the park and river views are beautiful! Gina spearheaded the design of our new ‘Bike Center’ that features beautiful custom designed graphic icons, storage cabinets for a change of clothes, toiletries, repair supplies and a first aid kit as well as wall mounted storage for everyone’s bikes. We also have a central location for our staff to access bike maps, Bike Pittsburgh Informational Guides and articles about bike commuting and other interesting bike related  activities. Our goal this fall is to have some extra bikes in the studio for staff to use for lunch time errands and local meetings. We are excited about bike commuting  and will continue to make Springboard an even more  bike friendly workplace than it already is.

Do I hear ‘Shower’ in our future?

We will keep you posted.


Well, friends, Springboard will definitely be broadcast all across the country (world?) on HGTV this fall. The question is exactly when! As you may recall, HGTV’s ‘Bang For Your Buck’ selected Springboard’s ‘Loft /House’ to be featured on its  upcoming ‘Pittsburgh Master Bathrooms’ episode. The segment was filmed in June and the producer expects that the segment will be broadcast in September, 2010. She sent us a link to check for dates and times.


So, keep an eye out for Springboard on HGTV. We are told that the footage of the house looks great and that we come across well on TV!

Whether they liked what we built -well, you’ll just have to tune in to find out!

Stay tuned.