Schenley Quad Plaza, University of Pittsburgh

In response to student requests for more open space on campus, Schenley Quadrangle was transformed from a service vehicle access point into a pedestrian-friendly plaza where students can study, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors. WTW Architects developed a program to repair structural deterioration of the quad and activate the space for student life.


Pittsburgh, PA


The renovation added trees and grassy areas, benches, cafe tables and chairs, and a raised platform that can function as a stage for performances or ceremonies.

A phased construction strategy minimized disruption to surrounding residence halls and the project was completed during summer 2018.

2018 MBA Building Excellence Award