Design Features

The new Sports Works location provides a visual and direct connection to the Carnegie Science Center with their close proximity to each other. An expansive glazed curtain wall that wraps around the northeast corner of the pre-engineered building frame brings a transparency to the interior of the SportsWorks that is in keeping with the mission of the Carnegie Science Center. The building’s transparency allows the Sports Works exhibits to figuratively reach out to visitors as they transition across the site. The theme of transparency allows the vibrant and dynamic exhibits housed within the facility to connect with the site and community outside the Carnegie Science Center’s campus. The upper level contains classrooms for the Science in your Neighborhood program, LifeWorks classrooms, and a multi-purpose room with spill-out space that will double as an exhibit area. The building utilizes recycled content, regional materials, and low-airflow paddle fans to circulate air in lieu of traditional ductwork.




28,500 sf


Pittsburgh, PA


Design Architect + Interior Architect


LEED Certified


30 interactive experiences surrounding the themes of LifeWorks, Physics of Sports, and Sports Challenge; classrooms, multi-purpose room, spill-out flex space that doubles as an exhibit area

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