HAC Lab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern is the first in a new series of critical initiatives at the Heinz Architectural Center. Each lab invites a team of design visionaries to examine and present issues of architectural and planning importance to Pittsburgh and the region. For this inaugural laboratory, OverUnder interrogates the Steel City’s remarkable legacy of mid-century modernism.
Laboratories entail risk as well as the hope of discovery. This experimental nature considers architecture and urbanism as phenomena in constant change. Here students from Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture envisage future scenarios for Allegheny Center. Multiple events are planned to engage and inform, to elicit information and opinion. Visitors are invited to contribute to this ongoing research into the heritage and potential of Pittsburgh.