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Jonathan Golli

Jonathan Golli

Pittsburgh, PA, US

 

About 

Jonathan Golli was born and raised in Pittsburgh.  He attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1996.  Following his degree, Jonathan returned to Pittsburgh to work in the steel industry as a mechanical design engineer.  Within five years, he had designed and installed steel furnaces, coal conveyance systems, transit equipment, and other heavy industrial machinery.  Wanting to pursue a professional design career, Jonathan left Pittsburgh to attend the University of Toronto, Daniels School of Architecture.  It is there that he completed his professional Masters in Architecture, receiving the RAIC Honour Roll, an award given to the top four students in each graduating class.  Jonathan also was awarded the Irving Grossman Memorial Prize for his thesis that provided affordable housing for immigrant workers. 

Since graduating, Jonathan has worked in San Diego for Steven Lombardi Architect,  EDGE Studio, and Astorino in Pittsburgh.  He currently works at GBBN Architecture and also teaches architectural design studio as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University.  Jonathan was recently awarded the AIA Silver Award for Gateway Station; his 5th AIA award for excellence in architecture since 2007.

Much of his professional experience is in higher education, cultural institutions, and contemporary single-family housing.  Growing up in Pittsburgh and working in the steel industry has had a lasting effect on Jonathan’s architectural interests.  He continues to explore the reinterpretation of the post-industrial landscape, and the juxtaposition of new building technologies with the aging infrastructure of Pittsburgh’s past.  Jonathan has completed the Erie Art Museum addition, the Tepper School of Business addition at Carnegie Mellon, and the lobby renovation for the Warhol Museum.  He recently has finished two downtown projects in Pittsburgh; the new Gateway Transit station, and the PNC Legacy Project on Liberty Ave. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

GBBN Architects, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Project Architect

Feb 2013 - current
 

Carnegie Mellon University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Aug 2007 - current
 

Astorino, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Architectural Associate

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
 

EDGE Studio, Graduate Architect / Project Manager

Sep 2006 - Jan 2012
 

Steven Lombardi Architect, Graduate Architect

May 2004 - Aug 2006
 

Perkins Eastman, Internship

May 2002 - Aug 2003
 

Education 

University of Toronto, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2001 - Jan 2005
 

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), BArch, Mechanical Engineering

Aug 1992 - Dec 1996
 

Awards 

AIA Pennsylvania State Honor Award - Gateway Station, Award

PROJECT: Gateway Station – North Shore Connector
CLIENT: Port Authority of Allegheny County
ARCHITECTURE FIRM: Light/Motion Collaborative
CONTRACTOR: Whiting-Turner
PHOTOGRAPHER: Massery Photography, Inc.
ENGINEERS: AECOM; Atlantic Engineering Services; Allen & Shariff Corporation

2013
 

AIA Silver Award - Gateway Station, Award

PROJECT: Gateway Station – North Shore Connector
CLIENT: Port Authority of Allegheny County
ARCHITECTURE FIRM: Light/Motion Collaborative
CONTRACTOR: Whiting-Turner
PHOTOGRAPHER: Massery Photography, Inc.
ENGINEERS: AECOM; Atlantic Engineering Services; Allen & Shariff Corporation

2012
 

AIA Honor Award - PNC Legacy Project, Award

PROJECT: PNC Legacy Project
CLIENT: PNC Realty Services
ARCHITECTURE FIRM: EDGE studio
CONTRACTOR: Turner Construction Company
PHOTOGRAPHER: Massery Photography, Inc.
ENGINEERS: Cenkner Engineering Associates

2012
 

LEED Gold - Erie Art Museum, Award

2011
 

AIA Certificate of Merit - Erie Art Museum, Award

Certificate of Merit
Client: Erie Art Museum
Architecture Firm: EDGE studio
CM: Spaulding Banks (SBPMI)

2011
 

AIA Award of Excellence - Warhol Museum Lobby, Award

Award of Excellence
Warhol Reception Desk
Client: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Architecture Firm: EDGE studio
Contractor: Ray Appleby, Technique

2009
 

AIA Honor Award - Tepper School Addition, Award

Honor Award
Tepper West Addition
Client: Carnegie Mellon University
Architecture Firm: EDGE studio
Contractor: Jendoco Construction Corp.

2009
 

LEED Gold - Tepper School Addition, Award

2009
 

Global Green NOLA Housing Competition, Honorable Mention

Semi-Finalist for the Holy Cross Project, New Orleans housing competition

2006
 

Irving Grossman Memorial Prize, Award

2005
 

RAIC Honour Roll, Award

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 



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