Fisher ARCHitecture is an innovation-oriented Pittsburgh architecture and design firm that combines personal attention to clients with a cosmopolitan, creative product. Our focus: We create "experiential" buildings that are sustainable and affordable.
Fisher ARCHitecture is totally committed to design quality. We are unique in that we work on only one or two projects at a time. Under the leadership of architect, Eric Fisher AIA, LEED AP, Fisher ARCHitecture has become a recognized advocate for quality, contemporary, Pittsburgh Green design. When clients want their buildings to speak to Pittsburgh, yet connect to buildings being built around the world, they come to us.
Because you communicate directly with principal, Eric Fisher AIA, LEED AP as the design process moves forward, your goals and objectives are thoroughly understood. You simply won't find a principal of an established firm elsewhere who is committed to this level of personal involvement. This process creates less overhead and allows us to provide more service. The resulting designs are a testament to the value of this arrangement.
Nov 17-Nov 23, 2013 This week, our cool home/office, featuring Mr. Martin, the kitty, was featured in Houzz. Here's the link to the article, written by Pittsburgh's own Lauren Piasecki, with photos by Jason Snyder. As the holiday season is upon us, ready or not, this is a good week for finishing things up: Not only will Ellen Ormond's cool interior, contracted with consumate skill by John Cummings, be photo-ready, but it also looks like Iliya Jordanoff's work on our Amberson Towers project will be complete.
Nov 4-16, 2013 This week we submitted our design for what we believe to be the world's first radiant chair for an Architizer+ award. It's an international competition but, as always, we are optimistic. Someone has to win! Our client is high-end, modern furniture retailers, Henry Hall Designs, and the fabricator is glass guru, Frank Dlubak, who supplied the glass for the Getty Museum, the White House, and the Statue of Liberty. One other honor: We were also featured in an uber-hip, tablet-friendly blog called Edition29.
Oct 28-Nov 3, 2013 We spoke this week with the folks at Design Bureau, who will soon be featuring our Irwin Studio project. We believe this to be the first building ever that balances power to and from the grid yet features glass on fifty percent of its perimeter! The incredibly cool landscaping is by rock-master, Jim Lampl. Also, we submitted our credentials to the producers of Project Runway for a forthcoming architecture reality television show (ARTS). Ok, I'm skeptical; but what better way to bring high concept architecture to the masses!
Oct 21-27, 2013 On Thursday, architect-turned filmmaker, Aytac Karaguzel, stopped by the Fisher ARCHitecture office with her former Pittsburgh Filmmakers professor, Will Zavala, for an all-day visit to interview Eric Fisher for a movie they are making celebrating Richard Meier's Pittsburgh legacy, the Giovannitti House, which is located on the Chatham College campus. Below is Eric's "stunt double", the sound engineer, sitting in for him as they prepare the shot.
Oct 14-20, 2013 On Thursday, Fisher ARCHitecture hosted a dinner organized by the "Green Building Alliance" for twenty delegates who were in town attending the "Pittsburgh Remaking Cities Congress". Here is a link to the text of the brief talk Eric gave at the event. Prince Charles delivered the keynote address. Too bad it wasn't at at our office ;)
Oct 7-13, 2013 This was a busy week for sure for Fisher ARCHitecture. On Wednesday, we received our new twenty-eight page design booklets, courtesy of "Smartpress". Thursday, our new and improved website went online thanks to our long-time Canadian hosts, "NYN Designs". Not only do we now have the ability to update our homepage weekly with notes and links, but the image quality of our content has increased dramatically.
Then Friday was our Fisher House Punch. Wow, what an event! We had close to 150 attendees over the course of the evening. Many thanks to mint-muddling intern, Ryan Smerker; shoe-paper designer, Kat Taylor; architect cum bartender, Iliya Jordanoff; and to our guests, all of whom contributed to making the evening a big success!