The Frick Environmental Center is a Living Building that is free and open to all

The Frick Environmental Center is a welcome facility, education hub, and gateway to Frick Park. Free and open to all, this cutting-edge facility enhances visitor experience and inspires learners to discover one of Pittsburgh’s largest parks.

A project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh, the Frick Environmental Center is a certified Living Building that has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum. Click here to learn more about the building.

The Frick Environmental Center provides families, students, and learners of all ages with a state-of-the-art space for hands-on, experiential environmental education. The Center serves as the classroom base for programming that extends into the surrounding park woodlands, streams, meadows and trails. Click here to learn more about our education programs.

Frick Environmental Center awards

  • 2017 AIA Committee on Education in Architecture Award of Excellence
  • Green Building Alliance Inaugural Leadership Award to Frick Environmental Center, 2017
  • Placemaking Award Winner, Jury Award, presented by Urban Land Institute Pittsburgh, Frick Environmental Center, 2017
  • Regional Excellence in Wood Design, presented by Woodworks Wood Products Council, Frick Environmental Center, 2017
  • Sustainable Project of the Year, presented by Engineers Society of Western PA, Frick Environmental Center, 2017
  • AIA QUAD 2017 Design Awards Honor Award, presented by AIA Quad, Frick Environmental Center, 2017
  • AIA Pittsburgh Honor Award in Architecture, presented by AIA Pittsburgh, Frick Environmental Center, 2017
  • 2017 Excellence in Concrete Construction, 2nd Place Low Rise Buildings Category, presented by The American Concrete Institute, Frick Environmental Center, 2017