Pittsburgh’s Innovation Space
Nova Place is a multi-million dollar urban redevelopment of the former Allegheny Center with the goals of revitalizing the community and reconnecting the North Side to downtown Pittsburgh. Nova Place encompasses 1.5 million square feet of first-class office space in addition to these luxe amenities: restaurants, a 10,000 square foot fitness center furnished with state-of-the-art equipment, modernized common areas with plush soft seating, a 3,000 car parking garage with bike storage, contemporary residential units, and Pittsburgh’s largest and newest co-working space, Alloy 26. Nova Place is located in the historic North Side, conveniently located at the confluence of major roadways and mass transit routes, with unparalleled proximity to downtown, the stadiums, museums, restaurants and other cultural destinations unique to Pittsburgh.
North with a Side of History
From the golden age of old Allegheny City to the mid century urban renewal of Allegheny Center see how Nova Place became what it is today.
The site that Nova Place rests on has historic roots and was originally a walkable city. The 36-block city was planned by John Redick in 1784, complete with common grazing areas for livestock.
Nova Place is rich with potential. Much of the original city plan remains, connecting residences and businesses through walkable green space. The site is bolstered by its proximity to the North Shore eateries and attractions, including PNC Park and Heinz Field. Closer destinations of the New Hazlett Theatre and the Children’s Museum provide opportunities for community connectivity. Allegheny Commons Park and Park View Apartments balance the more commercial aspects of the area, making this a true urban neighborhood where residents can live, work, and play.
A strong set of project goals serve as a guide through concept and design development:
- • Establish a mixed-use environment where living, working, shopping, and creating can all be done in one place.
- • Develop spaces that are attractive to existing and future tenants.
- • Craft a place with recognizable and visible character.
- • Foster a pedestrian environment that is convenient, pleasant and interesting.
- • Define paths and portals to create a distinct sense of arrival and place.
- • Utilize the tenants of landscape architecture to return nature to both indoors and out.
- Faros Properties
- Desmone Architects
- Perkins Eastman
- Piper O’Brien Herr
- Allen & Shariff
- Atlantic Engineering Services
- CJL Engineering
- WNA Engineering
- Specialty Consultants
- Eric Rains Landscape Architecture, LLC
- Kolano Design
- Wall to Wall Studios
- Advance Sign Company
- Anderson Interiors
- Bridges Construction
- Burke Michael
- Clista Electric
- Continental Commercial Floors
- Dagostino Electronic Services (DES)
- Distinct Coatings, Painting & Wallcovering
- Emcor Services Scalise Industries
- Facility Support Services (FSS)
- Frontier Construction Company
- Giffin Interiors
- Independent Mechanical Inc.
- Outstanding Floors
- Pittsburgh Window Film
- PJ Dick Company
- Preferred Fire Protection
- Prism Response Inc
- Rex Glass & Mirror Company
- Ruthrauff Sauer
- Rycon Construction
- Saints Painting Company
- Star Electric Company
- Turner Construction Company
- Vizco Plumbing
- Wright Commercial Floors
- Warren and Associates
- Zeus Construction Company