Frick Art & Historical Center

Frick Art & Historical Center

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The Frick Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Frick Art & Historical Center houses the estate Henry Clay Frick and his family occupied in Pittsburgh for more than two decades before they moved to NYC in the early 20th century.  Schwartz/Silver’s projects for The Frick Pittsburgh include the Grable Visitor Center; the Education and Community Centers; and expansion of the Car and Carriage Gallery.   The Visitor Center is a glass-walled, 3000 sf building that provides a gathering point for tours, interactive displays for exploring the Frick and its collections, as well as visitor amenities such as the Museum Store and learning lounge. The building’s roof changes in pitch to reflect the shifting scale of buildings on campus, while the herringbone flooring and cherry wood ceiling reference materials from Clayton, the museum’s historic estate.



Grable Visitor Center, Certificate of Merit for Architecture, AIA Pittsburgh
Illumination Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society 
LEED Certified

From the very beginning, Schwartz/Silver brought a fresh perspective that respected the traditions of the museum while helping us to see the possibilities in our project. They have become fully integrated with our staff, and their communications skills are exemplary. And, perhaps most importantly, they recognize that the client’s wishes must always lead the process.
— William Bodine, Executive Director Emeritus of the Frick Pittsburgh


Associate Architect: Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects
Landscape Architect: O'Shea Wilson Siteworks
Owner’s Project Representative: Peg Hart
Structural Engineer: Roome & Guarracino, LLC
Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer: Allen & Shariff Engineering, LLC
Civil Engineer: Hampton Technical Associates
Lighting Designer: Renfro Design Group, Inc
Education Technology Consulting: Belle & Wissell, Co
Computer Services: Shiloh Service
Retail Consulting: Andoniadis Retail Services
General Contractor: Turner Construction's Special Projects Division
Photographer 1: © Alan Karchmer
Photographer 2: © Ed Massery