Allen & Shariff Part of Winning Team in American Institute of Architects Pittsburgh Chapter People’s Choice Award

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Firm provides key MEP/FP engineering services for winning project overall and in three other categories

Allen & Shariff (, in partnership with architect IKM Incorporated, was the Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing and Fire Protection engineer for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Byham Center for Dance, the overall winner of AIA Pittsburgh’s 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Allen & Shariff also supported three other winning projects in different categories. The award-winning projects are detailed below:

Architecture Certificate of Merit, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Byham Center for Dance
CLIENT: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
DESIGN TEAM: Joel Bernard, AIA; Melanie Como Harris, AIA; Doug Lieb, AIA; Daniel Snider; Robyn Engel, Assoc. AIA
ENGINEERS: Allen & Shariff; Atlantic Engineering Services, Inc.; The Gateway Engineers, Inc.
CONTRACTORS: Jendoco Construction Company

Interior Architect Certificate of Merit, Sorrells Library, Carnegie Mellon University
CLIENT: Carnegie Mellon University
DESIGN TEAM: Anne Chen, AIA; Amanda Markovic, AIA
ENGINEERS: Allen & Shariff
CONTRACTORS: Mosites Construction

Architecture Certificate of Merit, F41
CLIENT: Fort Willow Developers
ARCHITECTURE FIRM: Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
DESIGN TEAM: Daniel Rothschild, AIA; Mike Gwin, AIA; Kevin Kunak, Assoc. AIA; Drew Mosher, AIA; Robert Tunon, AIA; Jeff Kalina; Kim Rullo; Daniel Tse
ENGINEERS: Atlantic Engineering Services, Allen & Shariff, Clearstory, Caruso Design Group
CONTRACTORS: PJ Dick Incorporated

A full list of winners in this year’s People’s Choice Awards can be found at

“We are honored to be part of the IKM Incorporated team that won the People’s Choice Award for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Byham Center for Dance,” said Senior Plumbing and Fire Protection Designer Tom Taylor of the Allen & Shariff Pittsburgh office. “This project is an example of what happens when collaboration between great architecture, engineering, and construction converge. It was a true team effort to bring this project to fruition.”


About Allen & Shariff
Allen & Shariff is a Design-Build-Manage company that provides engineering and project management services to clients worldwide. Allen & Shariff services include MEP Design, Commissioning, General Contracting, Project Management, and Green & Energy Consulting. With offices in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the Middle East, Allen & Shariff’s commitment to quality service and client satisfaction make the team a valued and trusted partner.

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