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Cafe at the Point

Viewing the interpretive panel

  • Viewing the interpretive panel
  • Diners at the cafe
  • Park context
  • View corridors
  • Griswold and Stotz concept
  • Cafe at dusk
  • Early concept sketch
  • Historic precedents
  • PSP Canopy Design outline
  • Front elevation at night
  • Project information
  • Featured quote
  • Awards

The Cafe at the Point is an outgrowth of an extensive restoration and interpretive design process for Pittsburgh's 37-acre Point State Park. More interpretive wall than building, etched stainless steel panels on the front facade highlight the historic significance of the site, while native vegetative green walls evoke the King's Garden, which once fed Fort Pitt soldiers. Overhead, a glass canopy contains translucent images of native foliage. The 230–square-foot Cafe contains a compact kitchen, storage and ADA toilet and features recycled steel and masonry, skylights, and high efficiency LED lighting.

Client: Riverlife (2011)

2013 Certificate of Merit in Architecture
AIA Pittsburgh

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