Winners announced in CIVIC design competition
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Preservation Pittsburgh presented awards tonight to four designs in its "Civic Minded" design competition for ideas for reusing the Civic Arena. Despite the lack of prize money, the non-profit advocacy group received 19 entries from Pittsburgh and as far away as California, Alabama and Oregon.
The winners, announced at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, are Jeff Murray, Laura Gebhard and Antony Mustachio of the Sewickley firm CH2M Hill for "[Re[Purposing the Civic Arena"; Jacob Ross Boswell of Columbus, Ohio, for "Civic Agora"; Russel Guest of Pittsburgh for "Community Natatorium"; and Christopher Diehl, Beth Kalapos, Jim Kooser, Celeste McClung and Matt Watson of URS Cleveland for "The Necessity of Ruins."
All of the entries will be on view Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on the third floor of 805-807 Penn Ave., Downtown, as part of the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District.
Preservation Pittsburgh launched the competition in June. The Sports & Exhibition Authority voted on Sept. 16 to demolish the arena.
First Published September 27, 2010 7:20 pm