University of Pittsburgh Chevron Annex
University of Pittsburgh | Chevron Annex
©R3A / Ed Massery Photography
R3A was the local architect in conjunction with Wilson Architects as design architect, on this 32,000 SF state of the art Synthetic Chemistry Lab for the University of Pittsburgh. The high-rise Annex building is constructed over the existing 600 seat Ashe Auditorium Lecture Hall facility which is contiguous with the Chevron Tower and serves the science complex.
The new LEED Gold Annex is a 4 story vertical addition using air rights of the 2 storey Ashe auditorium below. The new structure needles through the existing auditoria and rests on a system of micropiles. The structural work and bracing system that affected the existing auditoria was completed within 6 months.