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21 February 2017

Lee Calisti was recently interviewed and quoted in the “Picks from your Peers” section for Products for Residential Construction Professionals Magazine, January/February 2017. Additional thanks go out to writer Katy Tomasulo. We work to continue to stay relevant on current materials, especially those made in America.

03 February 2017
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates fourteen (14) years of being in business. We’re still here and have many projects on the boards.

21 December 2016
Lee Calisti is honored to be listed among the top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry according to Fixr.com. See the post here.

09 November 2016

Lee Calisti was recently interviewed and quoted in the article for Remodeling Magazine, “Design trends in the fiber cement industry.” Additional thanks go out to writer Stacey Freed. We work to continue to stay relevant on trends, materials and other design solutions related to our project types.

29 March 2016
Look for Lee Calisti’s suggestion for the 12 Handy Apps to Boost Efficiencies for Building Pros on Residential Products Online Magazine, 29 March 2016 feature article.

28 March 2016
Listen in to the Pro Construction Guide podcast – Construction Podcast Episode 45: Working with an architect to increase profits to hear Lee Calisti speak with John and Dave at Pro Construction Guide for a great conversation.

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24 February 2016
The City of Greensburg Historic and Architectural Review Board voted unanimously to recommend approval for the renovations to the former Woods and Water building at 212 East Pittsburgh Street for retail tenant occupancy coming in 2016. Read the full article here.

03 February 2016
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates THIRTEEN years of being in business!

27 January 2016
Our thanks to Professional Builder for including Lee Calisti on their panel to develop 50 Must Haves for Today’s Buyers in the January 2016 edition of Professional Builder Magazine. Additional thanks go out to writer Katy Tomasulo.

03 July 2015
The City of Greensburg Historic and Architectural Review Board voted unanimously to recommend approval for the renovations to the former La Rose Shop for the new La Rose Lofts coming in 2016. Read the full article here. Here’s an updated article – 28 August 2015 here.

03 February 2015
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates TWELVE years of being in business!

17 December 2014
The City of Greensburg Historic and Architectural Review Board voted unanimously to recommend approval for the demolition of the former Thomas Drug Store Building to make way for the Oliver’s Pourhouse Expansion project. Read the full article here.

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23 September 2014
Lee was featured in an online interview with Pennsylvania Homes Magazine discussing the design of a custom house. Read the full article here.
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23 July 2014

Lee was featured on the EntreArchitect weekly podcast with a dream team of architects Mark LePageJeremiah Russell and Steve May from around the country. We discussed how the virtual studio model could be used to help architects collaborate, build virtual teams and take on larger projects.

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08 July 2014
We are glad to see one of our projects featured in Durability and Design Magazine is now available online. You can read the article here and see the project in our portfolio here.

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16 June 2014
I was honored to join Evan, Neal and Cormac on their show, Archispeak discussing NCARB‘s buzz about licensure upon graduation. Please feel free to listen and comment.

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12 June 2014
We were glad to see a detail from one of our projects appear in Pittsburgh Home & Lifestyle’s online magazine.

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04 April 2014
Lee Calisti is proud to be interviewed on Novedge‘s Blog  – “How to Love Being an Architect in a Small Town

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25 February 2014
Our Hodge Road house is featured on Weyerhaeuser’s The Word on Wood Blog – Tall Walls Add Space to Rustic Pennsylvania Home

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11 February 2014
Lee is honored to share his sketches and thoughts on KlineNYC‘s blog – “Lee Calisti on Sketching.”

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03 February 2014
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates ELEVEN years of being in business!

01 February 2014
Lee was featured in the Tribune Review article “Controlling costs of home construction requires diligence”.

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20 January 2014
Lee Calisti is proud to be featured with his work on Novedge‘s Blog The Edge – “Lee Calisti Thinks Architect
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05 November 2013
Our Modern Farmhouse project was featured in the Gardenista Blog, “Remodeling 101: Standing Seam Metal Roofs” by Janet Hall

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03 November 2013
lee CALISTI architecture+design was featured in the Tribune Review article “By Design, 2 Eateries Mix Past and Present in Greensburg, Pittsburgh’s South Side”.

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06 October 2013
Lee was featured in the Tribune Review article “Traditional Roofing Materials Still On Top”.

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27 September 2013
Be sure to follow Lee Calisti on Twitter @leecalisti – yes we’re in the 21st century for social media!

07 June 2013
Lee Calisti, AIA was glad to be featured in a Q+A discussion on Sixty7 Architecture Road’s blog. Q+A: Should developed nations encourage developing nations to adapt better building codes and standards?

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09 April 2013
lee CALISTI architecture+design is proud to be the Second Place Architect Winner for the Private Residence, Jeannette, PA, project, in the Residential Roofs category for ATAS International, Inc. 2012 Project of the Year.

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22 February 2013
Lee was pleased to have been interviewed by Enoch Sears, a California architect and author of the website and blog “The Business of Architecture. Click below to see the video; the video is around 50 minutes long.

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03 February 2013
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates TEN years of being in business!

25 August 2012
Lee will be teaching first year studio this academic year at CMU’s School of Architecture

17 August 2012
Lee was featured in the Tribune Review article “Architects get clever in their many different projects”.

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01 July 2012
Lee Calisti, AIA was interviewed in the July/August 2012 issue of Design Bureau magazine with a photo of a recent project “modern farmhouse”.

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09 June 2012
Lee was interviewed for the Tribune Review article “Household dangers sometimes overlooked”.

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05 May 2012
lee CALISTI architecture+design’s “modern farmhouse” is featured in the Tribune Review article “Custom-designed homes well worth the extra cost, advocates say”.

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16 January 2012
Lee Calisti will be teaching first year studio this semester at CMU’s School of Architecture

23 December 2011
lee CALISTI architecture+design presented the first series of schematic design sketches for the Parkview Boulevard House addition located in O’Hara Township

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19 December 2011
lee CALISTI architecture+design will begin a complete renovation to 1017 Highland Avenue, Greensburg to convert it to a restaurant and take out facility.

04 November 2011
Construction starts on the renovations to 112-114 N. Pennsylvania Avenue to convert it to a bar/restaurant for the Rialto2 expansion.

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29 August 2011
Lee Calisti, AIA will be teaching first year design studio this semester at CMU’s School of Architecture

23 September 2011
Ace Hardware has opened at 239 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg. See progress photos on our Facebook page.

27 September 2011
lee CALISTI architecture+design has started a planning and feasibility study for the Cromie House on Peters Lane in Ligonier PA for Seton Hill University. This 1930’s era stone house was recently donated to the University by a SHU alum.

30 September 2011
Construction Documents are essentially complete for the Welty House at 117 West Otterman Street, Greensburg for Seton Hill University. Construction is intended to start in the next month or two.

11 July 2011
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01 July 2011
lee CALISTI architecture+design has completed the Schematic Design Studies for the Welty House at 117 West Otterman Street, Greensburg PA for Seton Hill University and will begin Construction Documents this month. This former Victorian house bought by the University during the design and construction of its Performing Arts Center will be used by the Hospitality and Tourism Department for visiting guests of the University. The project is scheduled to open during the late Spring or early Summer of 2012.

18 May 2011
The hallways at Maura Hall on Seton Hill University’s campus are brighter due to new paint colors chosen by lee CALISTI architecture+design

19 April 2011
Lee Calisti, AIA speaks at the Greensburg Salem High School annual Career Fair

15 April 2011
lee CALISTI architecture+design has completed construction drawings for the renovation/adaptive reuse of 112-114 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg PA. These two tenant spaces will find a new life as….you’ll have to wait and see.

11 March 2011
lee CALISTI architecture+design has completed construction drawings for the renovation/adaptive reuse of 239 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg PA. This former Nash automobile dealership and most recent tool rental store will find its new life as an Ace Hardware Store.

03 February 2011
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates eight years of being in business!

03 January 2011
Lee Calisti, AIA will be teaching third year studio this semester at CMU’s School of Architecture

14 October 2010
lee CALISTI architecture+design has completed construction drawings for the renovation/adaptive reuse of 711 West Otterman Street, Greensburg PA. This former single family house will find its new life as student housing.

28 August 2010
Lee Calisti will be teaching first year studio this semester at CMU’s School of Architecture

21 June 2010
Lee Calisti will be teaching Pre-College studio to high school students at CMU’s School of Architecture this summer

12 May 2010
lee CALISTI architecture+design has completed their pro bono design work for the Slippery Rock Baptist Camp Guest Housing. The project provides three separate guest housing units for the camp for special speakers, guests and camp workers. Lee first attended this camp in the summer of 1980 and it had an influential impact on his life. Construction has begun!

07 April 2010
Construction has started on the 2soNs acres a mOdern fArmHouse project. See the portfolio section for photos.

03 February 2010
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates seven years of being in business!

22 January 2010
Lee Calisti is selected to be a committee member for the City of Greensburg’s My Neighborhood Project Committee. This is a residential façade grant improvement project similar to the Elm Street Programs throughout the county. See more information at www.thinkgreensburg.com

01 December 2009
See Lee Calisti interviewed and quoted in the Residential Architect article “Off the Beaten Path.”

21 September 2009
Lee Calisti, AIA is featured in the autumn 2009 issue of Westmoreland Magazine, “Minimalist View Makes Maximum Appeal,”
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29 June 2009
The Calisti’s have recently had the driveway of their residence paved. After doing thorough research for a durable, sustainable material, they chose Pervious Concrete installed by J Bazella Concrete Construction http://www.jbazellaconcrete.com. This material, although as durable as traditional concrete in many cases, allows water to pass through it, thus accounting for potentially damaging water runoff. More of it’s environmental, economic, structural and LEED credit qualities can be read at the Pervious Pavement Website http://www.perviouspavement.org. In addition, the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association included it on page 2 of their June 2009 newsletter.

02 June 2009
Along with two other architects, Lee Calisti, AIA participated in the Irwin Project’s Design-A-Thon. This evening was set aside to give pre-selected downtown property owners consultations for improvements that could be made to the facades of their properties as part of the Irwin Project (www.irwinpa.org) and the Design Guidelines set forth by the City of Irwin. As a result of the Design-A-Thon, lee CALISTI architecture+design has been commissioned by the owner of 324 N Main Street to design facade improvements to their two story building.

10 April 2009
lee CALISTI architecture+design is featured in the March 2009 issue of Columns Magazine, the magazine of AIA Pittsburgh.

18 March 2009
Updated construction photos appear in the Hodge Road Residence and the Dawson Residence in the portfolio section of our website.

16 March 2009
lee CALISTI architecture+design has been commissioned for a 40,000 square foot renovation to Mosites Motorsports on Route 30 in North Huntingdon, PA. Renovations include expanding the dealership within the unused portions of the existing building, a relocated entrance, new finishes, upgraded HVAC and lighting systems and a new façade. Also included is converting a small adjacent building into a small ’boutique’ scooter showroom with a European café feel to the entrance. Other current office projects include a new 3,000 square foot residence on a ten acre parcel near Greensburg and several residential additions in Westmoreland County.

09 March 2009
The Calisti residence appears in the March issue of Metal Construction News as the Editor’s Pick, page 76 or online here.

03 February 2009
lee CALISTI architecture+design celebrates six years of being in business.

14 November 2008
lee CALISTI architecture+design proudly announces the launching of its new web site in time to celebrate its sixth anniversary. The redesigned web site, created and maintained by Mirage Advertising was crafted to reflect the design philosophies of the firm. The beauty of the site comes from a careful study of proportion, composition and the distillation of elements to their bare essentials. It removes the extraneous so that the real beauty of the design can be truly appreciated.

23 September 2008
The Calisti residence appears in the September 2008 issue of ’from House to HOME magazine.’ An online version is available at FHTH Sept 08 contemporary_meets_cozy.pdf

26 April 2008
The Calisti residence has won an Award of Merit from the 2007 Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania Excellence in Construction competition.

14 April 2008
Celebrating their fifth anniversary, lee CALISTI architecture+design recently had a second private residence published. The Calisti residence appears in the March 2008 issue of ’housetrends’ magazine. An online version is available at
http://www.housetrends.com/Housetrends/March-2008/Perfecting-Practicality/

09 April 2008
A current project for the firm, a concept design and feasibility study for the Discovery and Interactive Science Center in Greensburg, PA appears in the e-newsletter of Pop City, http://www.popcitymedia.com/developmentnews/disc0409.aspx. The Center’s (DISC) mission is to be a hands-on science center with permanent, interactive exhibits designed to engage, educate and entertain people of all ages and enrich the local community’s quality of life and economic vitality. This project is a 15,750 GSF adaptive reuse of a 1928 bank building in downtown Greensburg. The Center’s eco-centered science theme partners well with the sustainable goals of the architectural response.

01 April 2007
lee CALISTI architecture+design recently had their first private residence published (Armburst Road Residence) The project appears in the April 2007 issue of ’housetrends’ magazine. An online version is available at FHTH Spring 07 The Right Blend.pdf.

26 May 2006
On May 26th, Lee Calisti was invited by East Liberty Development, Inc. to participate in a design charrette for the ELDI Prototype House. The goal of the charrette was for a group of local architects to generate ideas for a prototype house that would fit into a typical neighborhood lot, was sensitive to the context of the area, and incorporated green design. The group also explored plan layouts, site relationships and how the prototype house could evolve by studying its individual parts.

03 February 2003
lee CALISTI architecture+design is founded…the doors are open.

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