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Emerald Hills Retirement Residence

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I am most happy to offer my greatest confidence in the work of Sota Construction Services.

— Alice Kulikowski
AMK Consulting, Inc.

Demolition of a former Forbs Elementry School and new construction of a 65,000SF, four-story building containing 52 one-and-two bedroom units of affordable senior housing built to Passive House, Energy Star, and Enterprise Green building standards. Amenities include a private parking lot, community room, exercise and recreation rooms, and a library. A garden and walking trail will invite residents back into the neighborhood. The project also features a 130 Kwh solar array system providing supplemental power to the building. 

3903 Legation Street

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[Sota's] involvement in the project was instrumental in it achieving such a successful outcome.

— Jeffrey Davis, AIA, LEED AP
FortyEighty Architecture

First Net Zero home on the market in Washington DC! – Location, Style, and Sustainability

This 1920’s classic Craftsman home has been transformed into a stunning, light-filled state of the art highperformance residence – style with a minimal carbon footprint. This will be one of the first homes in D.C. to achieve a net-zero designation through the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) volunteer Net-Zero Energy (NZE) Program and the first on the DC market!

Dorchester Apartments of Mt. Lebanon

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[Sota has] extensive knowledge of sustainable design and energy use in buildings as well as understanding innovative energy systems.

— Laura Nettleton
thoughtful balance, inc.

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's] efforts have transformed a symbol of inner city blight into a remarkable development for unique near-downtown housing.

— Jerome Dettore, P.E.
Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation

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

Hillcrest Senior Residences

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Sota coordinated with all members of the project team, providing their expertise while at the same time establishing an open forum to encourage cooperative discussion…

— Walt Folwer
Chatham University

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

Urban Rooftop Bio-shelter

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Perhaps the best reference I can give is that we would hire Sota Construction Services, Inc. again if a need would arise in the future.

— Sister Mary Alexander Klawinski
Felician Sisters of North America

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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In addition to doing a good quality job, Sota was easy to work with and was of great help in the Value Engineering process necessary to bring the scope of work in line with the available funding.

— Richard Miller, AIA, LEED AP
Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel

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 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: $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.

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