Morningside Crossing

Client: AM Rodriguez
Units: 46 units
GSF: 58,617sf
Expected Completion: 2018
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Design Partner

Thoughtful Balance

Energy Performance

Passive House 

(PHIUS+2015 Anticipated)

Project Highlights

Passive House Senior Housing. New construction plus retrofit of historic school.



PHFA 2017 Innovation and Design Award 


Morningside Crossing is a 46-unit affordable senior housing project consisting of a mix of one- and two-bedroom affordable and market rate units. The project combines a Passive House retrofit of an existing elementary school with a new Passive House addition located over on-site parking.

A neighborhood center on the commercial end of the site will include a plaza for use by the center, the residents of the building, and neighbors. The center’s community room and fitness room will be available to the community as well, allowing for inter-generational opportunities. The public plaza will also engage the community by providing a dedicated, vibrant, civic outdoor space that will host activities like tai chi and yoga classes, games, the neighborhood’s Christmas tree sale, and summer outdoor movie showings.

Morningside Crossing will be one of the first projects in the country to share the health and comfort benefits of Passive House building with a senior population, and will include air-quality monitoring to document the efficacy of the approach for future projects.

Passive, affordable housing for seniors in the heart of Pittsburgh's Morningside neighborhood."

Mayor Bill Peduto