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LocoMOtive Lofts

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

Urban Rooftop Bio-shelter

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We have always received a high level of construction quality, enthusiasm and professionalism for our developments from Sota Construction.

— Victor Rodriguez
a.m. Rodriguez Associates, inc.

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

— Dina Snider, AIA, LEED AP
Strada, LLC

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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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

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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They are always on a recommended contractor list.

— William Hashinger
LDA Architects

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.

WYEP Community Broadcast Center

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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

WYEP is a non-profit radio station that chose Sota Construction Services early in the design process. This was done to ensure that this fast track project would be built as green as possible and to meet the tight schedule and budget. The challenges of the site required deconstruction of existing buildings, 75' deep piles, and close coordination on this dense urban site. Sota worked with dggp Architects (now FortyEighty Architecture) and Steven Winter Associates to evolve a thermal envelope that was highly efficient yet met the budget.

South Hills Retirement Residence

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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.

This project consists of the renovation and adaptive reuse of the former South Hills High School into a mixed-use community asset. The anchor of the project is a 106 unit senior housing community, which contains 84 LIHTC units and 22 market rate apartments. The ground floor will house a 7,500 sf YMCA neighborhood fitness center and a 4,500 sf early childhood development center with an outdoor play deck.

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