Ghalya Alsanea

Community Forge Playscape Wins ULI Pittsburgh’s 2019 Placemaking Award for Community Place

The “Acupuncture for Community Forge” playscape won ULI Pittsburgh’s 2019 Placemaking Award in the category of Community Places at the 7th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence ceremony on Friday 18 October. In Spring 2019, the Urban Collaboratory Studio led by Professor Gruber worked with Community Forge, a citizen-led initiative that is transforming a former vacant school in Wilkinsburg into a community center.

SoA Students Construct Official Entryway for CMU Spring Carnival

A group of 50 SoA students started a new tradition by designing and building the official entryway to CMU's Spring Carnival. The effort is led by SoA Pavilion Committee chairs Ghalya Alsanea (B.Arch ’20), Edward Fischer (B.Arch ’21), and Ryu Kondrup (B.Arch ’21).