University of Pittsburgh Chevron Annex

University of Pittsburgh  |  Chevron Annex

©R3A / Ed Massery Photography

Construction Cost
$24.6 Million

Completion Date

Building Area
31,700 SF


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.

SCUP/AIA–CAE 2012  |  Excellence in Architecture for Building
Additions or Adaptive Reuse, Honor Award
AIA Pittsburgh 2012  |  Excellence in Architecture, Honor Award
Boston Society of Architects / BSA 2012   |  Honor Award