Awards

Awards

We are award-winning builders of high specification projects.

The MBA Building Excellence Awards are the most sought-after commercial construction industry distinction in Western Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 1994, the Building Excellence Awards program has portrayed the positive impact of the construction industry in our region and has raised the standard of construction that many strive to achieve but only a few succeed.

A jury of highly regarded construction professionals select the winning projects in accordance with the awards program rules and criteria. Each project is scored in the following areas:

  • Design & Craftsmanship
  • Project Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Meeting Difficult Challenges
  • Client Satisfaction
  • Integration of Green Building Practices

Volpatt’s commitment to innovation and quality service has helped us win many awards and respect across the industry. Just take a look for yourself.

2018

The Forest Hills Municipal Building

2018 MBA Building Excellence Awards Finalist
New Construction Under $10 Million

2018 AIA Pittsburgh Award Winner
Architecture: Certificate of Merit

2018 AIA Pittsburgh Award Winner
Sustainability + Resilience: Honor Award

AIA Jury Comments: “It is extremely impressive to achieve a Net Zero performance goal and this project has a fairly delicate appearing envelope for such high R-values. This has a building section that responds well to solar management and daylighting. We appreciate the exquisite hand-drawn sections. There is a good use of natural materials that reflect the sustainable aspects of the building. It is a very thoughtful siting of the building to take advantage of the roof configuration for the photovoltaic array. It has a nice linear parti organizing a variety of programs. It is a tremendous example for a municipal building in how sustainability can be achieved in tandem with strong design.”

Engineering & Science Building

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

2018 MBA Building Excellence Awards Finalist
Renovation Construction Over $10 Million

2015

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Beechview Branch

2015 AIA Pittsburgh Award
Architecture: Certificate of Merit

AIA Jury Comments: “The renovation and addition to this library reinforce its position as part of the neighborhood and the fabric of the community. The addition blends very nicely with the context of its neighborhood while the interiors are light and airy, inviting the users to think of the library spaces as an extension of their homes.”

2013

St. Clair Hospital

Outpatient Center

2013 AIA Design Pittsburgh Award
People’s Choice Award Winner

2011

University of Pittsburgh

Benedum Hall Renovations

2011 MBA Building Excellence Award Winner
Renovation Over $10 Million

Shadyside Presbyterian Church

2011 MBA Building Excellence Award Winner
Excellence in Craftsmanship – Interior

2008

St. Paul’s Cathedral

2008 MBA Building Excellence Award Winner
Renovation Under $10 Million

2006

Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center

2006 MBA Building Excellence Award Finalist
Best Project Under $5 Million

2002

Allegheny General Hospital Cancer Center

2002 MBA Building Excellence Award Finalist
Renovation Over $7 Million

1996

West Penn Hospital

Labor & Delivery Rooms 6-10

1996 MBA Building Excellence Award Finalist
Renovation Under $5 Million

NASA/CMU National Robotics Engineering Consortium

1996 Building Excellence Award Finalist
Renovation Over $5 Million