Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan

LEED® ProjectAugust Wilson Center

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (AWCAAC) is a new facility that encompasses 64,635 SF.  More than a museum, this new two-story state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary venue is reflective of all aspects of African American culture. The AWCAAC includes galleries, classrooms, 500-seat theater, gift shop, cafe, and many multi-purpose spaces for visual and performing art and expression, which are available for rental and use by the community. The most notable feature on the outside – a bow-shaped structure of metal and glass, rising on the strategic corner of Liberty and 10th – gives a sense of movement to the building.

EEI was hired as the Commissioning Authority on this project, and the systems commissioned included:  

  • Constant volume rooftop air handling units
  • Variable volume roof-top unit
  • Exhaust fans
  • Variable air volume boxes (with reheat)
  • Domestic hot water
  • Hot water pumping
  • Duplex condensate
  • Sewage ejector
  • Daylighting system

EEI also verified the air and hydronic testing, adjusting and balancing report, building management system (BMS) graphics and BMS trends and alarms.


Owner The August Wilson Center for African American Culture
Commissioning Authority Engineering Economics, Inc.
Area 64,635 SF
Total Construction Cost $20 Million



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