Monday, October 14, 2013

ABARTA's New Building

In 1978 ABARTA moved into the headquarters at 1000 Gamma Drive with 12 employees and 3,000 square feet of office space.  After 35 years, ABARTA had grown to 75 employees and 25,000 square feet in the same building. Consequently, the decision was made that it was time for ABARTA to build its own, brand new, freestanding office building. The new office, located just down the road at 200 Alpha Drive, is a 32,000 square foot building on 7 acres of land.

Old Building:
1st floor -- Summit Solutions
4th floor -- ABARTA Energy
5th floor -- ABARTA, Inc, ThirstMonger, GTG, & Shared Financial Services

New Building:
1st Floor -- ABARTA Energy & Summit Solutions
2nd Floor -- ABARTA, Inc., ThirstMonger, GTG & Shared Financial Services

The interior of the new building features an abundance of natural light, striated earth tone walls, and views of the Allegheny River.  The building also has industrial accents such as exposed beams and other metal materials throughout.

The building’s development team consisted of Bill Krahe (Grand View Development) as the project manager, Dan Rothschild (Rothschild Doyno Collaborative) as the architect, and Glenn Gates (Bridges and Company) as the general contractor.

Click Here to watch a time-lapse video of the new building from ground break to completion!

An open house took place on September 10th for family and friends of ABARTA employees to come check out the new building.  Well over one hundred guests showed up to tour the office, while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Here are some photos from the event: