Client:  Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Location:   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Architect:   Fukui Architects, PC

Botany Hall itself was constructed in 1901 as an education facility. This update is located on the first floor, and supports Phipps’ mission to promote the well-being of humans and the environment. Classes and camps are offered year-round in this innovative space, teaching participants how to prepare food with nutrition and sustainability in mind.

This state-of-the-art space can accommodate up to 18 students per class, and the instructor’s cooking station is outfitting with cameras and monitors for close-up multi-angle views. This dynamic overhaul incorporates sophisticated, touchscreen-controlled LED lighting, an energy-efficient HVAC system, Energy Star appliances, and nontoxic building materials to meet the high standards set within Phipps’ LEED® and Living Building Challenge certified structures.


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We have been doing business with TEDCO since the company formed, and we hope to continue to conduct business for many years to come. They are without a doubt one of the better General Contractors with whom we do business. Their quality of work, professionalism, and field coordination combine to result in a superior project completed in a timely manner.

Patrinos Painting
Patrinos Painting