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

2018 MBA Building Excellence Award



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.