Oct
2013

GBBN / EDGE Win AIA Pittsburgh Award

GBBN/EDGE was awarded an AIA Pittsburgh Award for the MAYA Design project.  MAYA Design‘s space is critical to their process of understanding and solving problems. The new space encourages the interdisciplinary work ethic along with the logic of MAYA’s service delivery system. The layout of their offices was designed as a metaphor for a city. Typical architectural elements such as corridors, nodes and offices were transformed into boulevards, landmarks and neighborhoods. The signature MAYA space, the Kiva, is a circular space that encourages collaboration.

The jurors "appreciated that the design stayed true to the diagram which illustrated a clever approach to space planning, an invention to respond to a unique company culture in a standard office building. The family of kivas was carried out with no apparent compromise in function, material or detailing".

To learn more about the project, click here.