The principals, including John Schrott, AIA, ACHA, President, and Michael McDonnell, AIA, COO, and several staff of IKM Incorporated joined more than 400 AIA Pittsburgh supporters at the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday evening October 26, 2011, to celebrate, recognize, and honor excellence in architecture and design.
IKM was recognized by this year’s jury with an, “Award of Excellence,” in the Timeless Architecture category for the submission of the Chatham Village project. Chatham Village, designed by IKM founders Ingham and Boyd, has been designated a U.S. National Historic District, a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark, and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It has been previously designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of the two hundred significant architectural projects throughout the history of the United States.
Acknowledging the anniversary of the firm’s 100-years of design excellence, IKM Architects submitted 10 projects to the local AIA design award competition. The firm’s entries this year included: four projects in the Architecture category, two projects in the Interior Architecture Category, three in the Design and Innovation category, and one in the Timeless category.
Design & Innovation:
“At IKM, we recognize the value and positive impact that innovative and informed architecture has on our community. Our membership with AIA Pittsburgh provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the architectural and design achievements of the past year,” said Schrott, president of IKM.
IKM Incorporated is an architecture, planning and interior design firm whose mission is to create innovative and informed architecture that positively impacts the world through leadership in understanding, exploration and decision making. The firm’s vision is to be recognized for excellence in institutional and corporate architecture, design and advancing their client’s mission.
IKM is a signatory of the 2030 Commitment sponsored by the American Institute of Architects to adapt their operations and design product to the highest level of environmental consciousness. The firm’s sustainability portfolio includes the LEED® Certified Westinghouse Corporate Headquarters campus, LEED® Silver renovation and addition to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the University of Pittsburgh’s LEED® Gold McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Visit the website: www.ikminc.com for more information.
About AIA Pittsburgh
AIA Pittsburgh is a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 150 years through AIA member resources and as the collective voice of the profession. AIA Pittsburgh strives to improve, for society, the quality of the built environment by further raising the standards of architectural education, training and practice; fostering design excellence; and promoting the value of architectural services to the public.
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A Commitment to Reduce Consumption for a “Greener” Workplace
IKM Incorporated, the Pittsburgh-based architectural firm specializing in corporate, healthcare and education design, has signed onto the AIA 2030 Commitment sponsored by the American Institute of Architects to adapt their operations and design philosophy to reflect a higher level of environmental consciousness that is critical to the future with the goal of being energy neutral in process and product by the 2030.
In committing to the AIA 2030 initiative, IKM has acknowledged that they, as architects and individuals, have a responsibility to be good stewards and proactively make changes that will profoundly impact the future of the built environment.
IKM has taken the first step in this process by committing to reduce consumption in the workplace.
The major changes that are underway include reductions in office energy usage, inner office waste production, and fuel consumption.. Office energy use is being reduced through the implementation of occupancy sensors, personal sensor power strips and replacement of existing appliances for Energy Star rated appliances as well as use of compact florescent bulbs.
Inner office waste production is being reduced through the use of supplies made from recycled content, the implementation of an office wide recycling policy, and an individual commitment to reduce waste through actions, such as printing, photocopying, etc.
Fuel consumption is an often overlooked aspect of business that greatly contributes to current environmental issues. IKM, however, has chosen to embrace the vast capabilities afforded by technology to reduce business travel through the increased use of email, ftp sites, and virtual meeting software. It is understood that personal presence will still be necessary and for these occasions fuel efficient vehicles will be utilized through rental agreements and the type of corporate vehicles leased.
With the signing of the 2030 commitment IKM has chosen to take a proactive position with regard to the architect’s role in environmental issues. John Schrott AIA, President of IKM, has stated “The future of our profession and our vital role and responsibility in creating a built environment that respects and enhances the world that we are entrusted to protect is about dedication, education, and innovation within our industry and extending that into the public realm” .
About AIA 2030
The AIA 2030 Commitment was developed by the American Institute of Architects recognizing that the global architecture and building community has an opportunity and obligation to create environmentally responsible new and renovated buildings.
IKM is a knowledge-based architecture, planning and interior design practice founded in 1911. The firm’s portfolio exemplifies the reputation of excellence in executing high profile, high design commissions including the LEED® Silver renovation and addition to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the University of Pittsburgh’s LEED® Gold McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the award winning projects the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Lancaster Orthopedic Center.
IKM Incorporated, celebrating 100 years providing architecture, planning and interior design services, is committed to utilizing their knowledge-base of expertise, awareness of current industry trends, and substantial portfolio of relevant experience to advance healthcare design. IKM’s managing principal, John Schrott, AIA, ACHA, was recently interviewed by a major trade journal, “Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review,” about the trends in one subspecialty of hospital design -- the Orthopedic service line.
With nearly 30 years of experience as a healthcare architect and accreditation from the American College of Healthcare Architects, Mr. Schrott brings a thorough knowledge and understanding of the complex business of healthcare to the work of IKM. Having completed the Orthopedic Center at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA, and currently working on the Summa Health System Orthopedic Center of Excellence, Akron, OH, Mr. Schrott has firsthand knowledge of the trends in Orthopedic Center design. Schrott spoke with reporter, Laura Miller about the trends in hospital orthopedic department design. (Read full article here…)
The “Becker’s,” publication is one of three produced by ASC Communications the leading source of cutting edge business and legal information for orthopedic and spine practice physicians and administrations, hospital leaders and owners and operators of ambulatory surgery centers. Each issue of the publication reaches more than 15,000 key decision makers including orthopedic and sports medicine physicians, surgeons, and spine practice administrators.
IKM is a knowledge-based architecture, planning and interior design practice founded in 1911. The firm’s portfolio exemplifies the reputation of excellence in executing high profile, high design commissions including the University of Pittsburgh’s LEED® Gold McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the award winning projects the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Lancaster General Hospital Orthopedic Center. Visit www.ikminc.com for more information about IKM and to view a select portfolio of our work.
URL to the full article here: http://www.beckersorthopedicandspine.com/news-analysis/3312-5-trends-in-hospital-orthopedic-department-design
IKM Incorporated is pleased to announce our support of Design Pittsburgh 2010, a signature program of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects that highlights excellence in architecture and design in the Pittsburgh region. At IKM, we recognize the value and impact of good design in our community, and our membership with AIA Pittsburgh provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the architectural and design achievements of the past year.This year, IKM has submitted four projects to Design Pittsburgh. They include three in the architecture category: the Grant Street Transportation Center for the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, the Grove City College Carnegie Hall Alumni Center; and the Westinghouse Electric Company Corporate Headquarters. IKM also submitted a project in the Design +Innovation category for unbuilt work, a design study for the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland Campus Science Building.
All of the 2010 entries can be viewed here: http://pittsburghsfavoritearchitecture.com/view/.
You can vote in the People’s Choice Award for your favorite IKM entry here: http://pittsburghsfavoritearchitecture.com/vote/ until October 22.