Mr. Bankston’s rich investment in Larimer’s history, combined with an innate need to support those around him, has shaped the arc of a truly astounding career.
MuseumLab is GBA’s 2019 Vanguard award winner, and true to its name, the project is a perpetual experiment in how we inspire.
GBA is honored to present our 5 awardees for the 2019 Emerald Evening Gala, in addition to inaugurating Pittsburgh’s UN Center of Excellence on High Performance Building.
Join us for our annual Emerald Evening Awards & Gala on September 12th at the Museum Lab
August 19th, 2019
As a young Malik Bankston trekked along Larimer Avenue on his way to the East End Library, he’d walk through the smells of fresh bread and cigar smoke in the then bustling Italian American neighborhood. More than a literary education, Mr. Bankston discovered the fabric that holds communities [...]
August 9th, 2019
Tucked beneath the stately granite entrance to the world’s first Carnegie Library, an unassuming sign marks a new kind of place. Neither an exhumed monument nor a flashy modernist sculpture, MuseumLabTM makes art from decay, sculpting its history into a breathtaking demonstration of innovation and i[...]
July 30th, 2019
GBA is honored to present our 5 awardees for the 2019 Emerald Evening Gala, in addition to inaugurating Pittsburgh's UN Center of Excellence on High Performance Building. After an extensive and exhaustive selection process, GBA is honoring 5 people and projects that have transformed communities[...]
July 23rd, 2019
I cannot recall exactly when I became what some may lovingly call a treehugger. Maybe it was passed down from my nature-loving father, who rainwater harvested at our creaky old Carrick home before rainwater harvesting was a thing. Maybe it was during the endless hours of studying for my LEED exa[...]
June 4th, 2019
Pittsburgh’s transformation is being led by a powerful network of women, femme, and non-binary bosses. Large parts of the city are being reinvented thanks to a group of boundary pushers. Green Building Alliance invites you to celebrate those that have had an outsize impact, but a voice less hear[...]