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Dorchester Apartments of Mt. Lebanon

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The construction managers impressed us with their knowledge of the building codes, the safety measures employed, and their concern for the environment.

— Sister Mary Alexander Klawinski
Felician Sisters of North America

Contract Amount: $11.3m
Size: 64,000 s.f.
Type: New Construction

Construction of the Mt. Lebanon Senior Apartments began with the demoliton of a former school followed by significant site re-grading, including a new retaining wall, before new construction of a four-story building could begin. When complete, the project will house 60 one- and two-bedroom units of affordable senior housing built to Passive House and Enterprise Green building standards.

Morningside Crossing

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Sota staff were outstanding team players working with our staff in a unified and cohesive manner to project and eliminate many numerous on-site obstacles.

— Robert Moeslein
Department of the Air Force

Contract Amount: $9.8m
Size: 68,000 s.f.
Type: Renovations & Additions

This unique project consisted of a retrofit to a three-story 1897 existing school along with a new addition to convert it into a 68,000 sf future Passive House-certified multifamily apartment building containing 46 units for mixed-income seniors. Morningside Crossing obtained Passive House pre-certification to improve health and wellness benefits for its senior residents while maintaining the historic fabric and beauty of the building.

LocoMOtive Lofts

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All of the Sota staff were patient, understanding and exceptionally respectful to all the residents, families and staff through the course of the entire project.

— Tracy Leja
Masonic Village at Sewickley

Contract Amount: $4.1m
Size: 42,000 s.f.
Type: New Construction & Renovation

Hillcrest Senior Residences

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Having employed the services of Sota Construction Services, Inc. on several projects, it is very easy for me to recommend the group for any project.

— Sister Mary Alexander Klawinski
Felician Sisters of North America

Contract Amount: $10.6m
Size: 68,000 s.f.
Type: New Construction

Urban Rooftop Bio-shelter

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In spite of being tasked with the use of an unorthodox structural system, the project was delivered on time and under budget.

— Robert Moeslein
Department of the Air Force

This project started by Ernie Sota in the mid-seventies was recently completely rebuilt and has won a Certificate of Merit and Green Design Citation from the American Institute of Architects.  It has been featured in Pittsburgh Magazine in its "Spectacular Residence" issue along with publication in the arts and architecture magazine Azure and featured in an article about biophillic design in the New York Times.

Riverside Mews Net Zero Energy Home

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As this was the first time that NCR has worked with Sota, I was impressed with the high level of construction quality shown throughout the project as well as the professional manner in which the site was maintained.

— Stephen Flandro
National Church Residences

Size: 1,930 s.f.
Type: New Construction

Located in the urban South Side  neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the Riverside Mews Net Zero house is a part of Riverside Mews, a high density development of 32 units per acre, which is being built on a former brownfield site. All of the townhomes exceed Energy Star requirements. Typically the homes score in the low 50s. Thanks to a Walk Score™ of 91/100 and a Transit Score™ of 70/100, homeowners at Riverside Mews can enjoy both a sustainable residence and a sustainable lifestyle.

Riverside Mews

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Sota was integral to the Design Phase in evaluating cost-effective and sustainable construction methods.

— Dina Snider, AIA, LEED AP
Strada, LLC

Contract Amount: $16.3m
Size: 48 Townhomes
Type: New Construction

Built over several phases on a former brownfield site, the Riverside Mews features a total of 48 unique, upscale for-sale townhomes in Pittsburgh's trendy and eclectic South Side neighborhood. Designed by award-winning architects Perkins Eastman Architects and John Martine of Strada, this development has been designed to complement the rich architectural heritage of the neighborhood while creating a modern design and beautiful, light-filled living spaces.

Woodcrest Retirement Residence

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I recommend them without reservation.

— Laura Nettleton
thoughtful balance, inc.

Contract Amount: $6.9m
Size: 55,000 s.f.
Type: Substantial Renovation

The Woodcrest Retirement Residence is located on a hilltop with a beautiful view of the rolling wooded hills of Moon Township. The 59-unit apartment building, each with its own complete kitchen and full bath, enables seniors to live independently. With the support of Allegheny County and the benefit of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, this residence is affordable to seniors whose income does not exceed 60% of the area median income.

Chatham University, Eden Hall Campus, Phase 1B

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[We] were appreciative of the proactive role you played in bringing about an affordable project and assisting us in incorporating as many environmentally friendly features as possible.

— Alice Kulikowski
AMK Consulting, Inc.

Contract Amount: $20.6m
Size: 45,500 s.f.
Type: New Construction

Situated on 388 acres in Richland Township, the Eden Hall Campus is the home of Chatham University's new Falk School of Sustainability and the Environment. This new campus is the first academic community in the world built from the ground up for sustainable development, living, and learning, and its unique design sets a precedent for the future of sustainable academic design. The Eden Hall Campus as a whole is targeting LEED Platinum certification as well as net-zero energy consumption.

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