Join DRS as we celebrate each decade of our 60 years of design excellence!
1989 -- | -- Nemacolin Woodlands Resort -- | -- Westinghouse Electric Company -- | - - South Hills Health System -- | -- -- 1998
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Chateau Lafayette, Farmington, PA
The Chateau Lafayette is the centerpiece of Nemacolin Woodlands, 2,000-acre Resort in the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands. DRS Architects associated with Rothschild Architects in designing the five-story hotel to resemble the Ritz Hotel in Paris per the Owners’ vision. The Four-Star hotel contains 120 guestrooms and suites, along with the Five-Star Lautrec Restaurant, semicircular tearoom, specialty shops, and other support facilities. This hotel is part of a resort complex which contains several other hotel facilities, restaurants, convention & conference center, two 18-hole golf courses designed by Pete Dye, downhill and cross-country skiing facilities, adventure center, swimming pools, spas, and tennis courts. Over the many years working with the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, DRS has completed a variety of exciting and unique projects.
1989 -- | -- U.S. Army - | -- Elmhurst -- | - General Services Administration - | -- Kennametal - | - Slippery Rock University -- | - 1998
U. S. Army Reserve Aviation Facility, Johnstown, PA
The aviation building complex is located on an 80-acre site adjacent to the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. The 120,000 SF complex is comprised of a hangar and training facility. The hangar has a floor area of 330 ft. x 94 ft. and is comprised of flexible work bays and a single wash bay. There are individually motorized sliding doors with door pockets at either end of the hangar that support a 300 ft. free spanning structural system.

Other components of the hanger include administrative offices, repair shop areas, and aircraft support spaces such as an arms vault, avionics, navigation, and flight planning, along with a flight briefing room. The reserve center provides administrative offices, unit common space, assembly hall, classrooms, learning center, library, unit & individual storage, locker rooms and building maintenance support spaces.
1989 -- | -- CCAC - | - 911th Airlift Wing/LGC - | - City of Pittsburgh - | -- Edinboro University - | -- Borough of Whitehall - | - - 1998
Community College of Allegheny County, Student Service Center
The Student Service Center at CCAC's Allegheny Campus is designed to harmonize with the historically significant architecture along Ridge Avenue comprised of former mansions of Pittsburgh’s industrial giants. The 56,000 SF Student Service Center consolidates all enrollment functions and student activities for the Allegheny Campus. The enrollment functions are clustered around a large gathering area on the first floor. The second floor contains the 250-seat cafeteria, student lounges, activity areas, and a multi-purpose 350-seat theater. The third floor houses classrooms, faculty offices, and a quiet study area. The building serves as the College’s gateway to link with the upper campus via a skylit monumental staircase and pedestrian bridge.
1989 -- | -- Jefferson Borough - | -- Sewickley Heights Borough - | - Equitable Life Assurance Society - | - Hilton Hotel -- | - 1998
This 30,000 SF hilltop facility is divided among five major components: administration offices, police department, community room, multipurpose public meeting hall, and a public library. All spaces in the building are organized around the central atrium lobby. The two-story atrium serves as both the visual and physical organizing element of the facility. The lobby is flanked by two towers that are accessed via two intercommunicating stairs. From the exterior, the towers accentuate the symmetry of the plan and frame the expansive curtainwall that provides both light and view at the entrance. 
Jefferson Borough Municipal Building
1989 -- | - Jefferson Regional Medical - | - Allegheny Center e- | -- Federal Home Loan Bank st | -- Equitable Gas e- | --- 1998
Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
The 391-bed Jefferson Regional Medical Center designed by DRS a decade ago was extremely successful and needed to expand its services to meet the changing needs in healthcare delivery. DRS developed a master plan which included a stand alone ambulatory surgery facility, the Bibro Pavilion, multipurpose building containing executive &
administrative offices, a conference center, banquet facilities, warehouse, & receiving area and the expansion of the clinical laboratories.The building is linked to the hospital by a 200 ft. enclosed pedestrian bridge. DRS also designed an expansion to the Medical Office Building featuring a covered vehicle drop-off and skylight entry.  
1989 - | - University of South Florida -- | - Port Authority of Allegheny County - | - Allegheny Power Systems | Supelco | 1998
University of South Florida, School of Engineering, Tampa, FL
DRS was selected for this project based on their laboratory design experience at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. DRS developed a master plan for the School of Engineering responding to the program requirements of 500,000 SF of space being added over the next 20 years. The first phase consisted of a 125,000 SF, three-story building. The building contained a two-story lobby with student lounge/snack bar, electrical engineering teaching/research laboratories, computer labs, research library, Dean’s Suite, faculty offices and teaching auditorium. The design of the building features a pedestrian street which would connect to future expansion on either side of the building as well as to the Campus Mall.
1989 - | - Carnegie Mellon University -- | -- McKeesport Hospital -- | -- U.S. Post Office - | -- Wheeling Hospital -- | -- 1998
When William Sippel retired, the name of the firm was changed to reflect the new ownership—DRS Hundley Kling Gmitter, Inc. Phil Hundley and Jim Kling had been long time Principals of the firm and Don Gmitter had his own practice and was brought in as a Principal. During the beginning of this decade, Greg Madej was promoted to Principal because of his expertise in education and healthcare design. DRS Interiors was also formed to reflect the interior design work which the firm was providing and was headed by Kathryn Jolley. The areas of expertise continued to flourish as can be seen by the featured projects.  
This year, DRS Architects is celebrating 60 years of design excellence in architecture, planning and interior design.  We want to share the six decades of our history with you and thank our clients for their continued support. Please follow us as we celebrate projects completed throughout each of our six decades.
Need to catch up? Click the links above to read about our first three decades!