This exclusive green building tour will offer GBA members an inside look at one of Pittsburgh’s most innovative, healthy and high-performing spaces. Located in Bakery Square 2.0 (which we toured with Walnut Capital last year), Google Pittsburgh’s latest expansion offers a look at inspirational human-centered design elements with a major focus on health and productivity.
The group will be split into two tours: Google facility manager Jon Barker will offer the owner’s perspective and share stories about the design decision-making process, similarities and differences between the old and new spaces, and insights into Google’s goals around sustainable design and healthy environments. Meanwhile, Forte Building Science’s Marcel Harmon and Pete Jefferson will share unique information about anthropological and ethnographic applications that were applied to the design of the space.
This tour will also include food, drinks, and networking in Google’s amazing space!
If you’re not a member yet, sign up select Individual Membership + Event Fee when you register, and you’ll receive a year-long GBA membership with your registration!
Sorry, no photos allowed.
6:00 – Arrival, food, drinks, networking
6:30 – 8:00 – Rotating expert-led tours
1.Understand how the relationships between people and their spaces can inform design and operational decisions from an anthropological point of view.
2.Learn how one company balances design and operational priorities concerning both energy efficiency and employee health/productivity.
3.Get an inside look at innovative strategies employed at a healthy and high-performing workplace.
4.Gain insight into Google Pittsburgh’s workplace evolution, and how the company incorporates best practices, innovation, occupant feedback, and lessons learned into each new space it occupies.
This event is approved for 1.5 GBCI CEUs and for 1.5 AIA HSW hours.
Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.