Burns White Center
48 26th Street
Neighborhood: Strip District
Categories: Art On Display, Amazing Views, Office Space
A flagship building in the new, 16-acre mixed-use 3 Crossings development, Burns White Center is an 110,000 square-foot ‘urban flex’ facility built on a former brownfield site on the Allegheny River in the Strip District. Located at the crossroads of 26th and Railroad streets, the firm is part of the Strip District’s expansion—an intensive effort to integrate the neighborhood’s historic and authentic past with technology start-ups, growing companies, and research and development firms.
Modern yet warm, the building’s new collaborative work space challenges the traditional law firm model—outdated, heavy furniture is replaced with contemporary pieces, and floor-to-ceiling windows contribute to an open and light atmosphere. Terraces and a large, open café with a balcony offer scenic views of the city and river where employees and visitors can meet and relax.
Visitors to the waterfront law firm are greeted on the third floor where a two-story, blue-tile fireplace, and eclectic artwork, overseen by Pittsburgh’s James Gallery, highlight the reception area and the conference rooms. Throughout Burns White Center, emphasis is placed on comfort, creativity, collaboration, and wellness. Flexible floor plans, moving walls, and multipurpose rooms accommodate a variety of functions for training, meetings, and client events. Work stations are adjustable—allowing employees to stand while they work, and a large fitness center, equipped with state-of-the-art machines and weights, is available to all employees. Spin and yoga classes are offered throughout the week at different times to accommodate a variety of work schedules. The building sits on the riverfront trail, was designed by Gensler, a collaborative design firm headquartered in New York City, and built to LEED Silver standards.
YOUR EXPERIENCE: 30-minute guided tours (top and bottom of each hour) of Burns White Center will start in the third-floor reception area and will highlight the adaptability and functionality of ‘urban flex’ office space. Visitors will enjoy artwork that reflects the city’s unique attributes, history, and character, and contributes to the dynamic and inviting feel of the firm. Scenic views throughout the building will provide visitors with unique perspectives of the cityscape, and the natural amenities that accompany this building. In addition, visitors will see flexible workspaces with ergonomic technology, and the fitness center with views of the river.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Restrooms Available: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: Yes
Photography Restrictions: None