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Meadowcroft Rockshelter Enclosure

Exterior at dusk

  • Exterior at dusk
  • Sectional diagram
  • Side view
  • Side view
  • View from Cross Creek
  • Enclosure protects excavated areas
  • Spaces for educational opportunities
  • Spaces for interpretive viewing
  • Details
  • Enclosure sensitively anchored at a minimum of points
  • Axonometric view and site plan
  • Project information
  • Featured quote
  • Awards

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, one of the most important archaeological sites in North America, has been utilized since the earliest Paleo-Indian times. The new enclosure, sensitively anchored at only eight points into the rock face and three points in the ground, protects excavated and unexcavated areas of the site, while providing visitors with observation and interpretive opportunities.

Client: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (2007)

2008 Silver Medal for Design Excellence
AIA Pittsburgh

2008 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award
Preservation Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

2009 Building Excellence Award
Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania

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