About Nova Place

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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.

“We’re here with a new vision, a vision of how we can take this failed model of the 1950’s…and create around it a new urban fabric.” 
— Mayor Peduto
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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.

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Rebirth

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.
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The Team

  • Developers
    Faros Properties
  • Architects
    Desmone Architects
    Perkins Eastman
    Piper O’Brien Herr
    Strada
    Stantec
  • Engineers
    Allen & Shariff
    Atlantic Engineering Services
    CJL Engineering
    WNA Engineering
  • Specialty Consultants
    CBRE
    Eric Rains Landscape Architecture, LLC
    Kolano Design
    Wall to Wall Studios
  • Construction
    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