Mill 19 Core


Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC)

Completion Date


Building Specs

265,000 square feet

MSR Architecture

BALA Engineers

General Contractor

Turner Construction


LEED Certified

Clista Received the Turner Outstanding Sub-Contractor Award

RIDC Mill 19 received ULI Pittsburgh's 2019 Placemaking Award for Visionary Place

project Summary:

On the new 178-acre Hazelwood Green development, nestled under the skeleton of the old J&L Steel superstructure is Mill 19, a stunning research and development hub that houses CMU’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative and the non-profit Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing. It is a 265,000 square foot complex that is an eco-friendly, environmentally sustainable LEED v4 Gold building with state of the art lighting and controls for which Clista received the Turner Outstanding Subcontractor Award. It boasts a high performance envelope that provides maximum thermal efficiency and up to 96% daylight autonomy and two-thirds of the electricity is offset by on-site generated energy. Clista provided utility infrastructure including duct-banks, with multiple manholes, NMA3R switch gear lineup, and central plant building infrastructure. The facility includes an extensive exterior site Illuminations package highlighting the building details. This site is a symbol of revitalization and represents the future of Pittsburgh advanced manufacturing and robotics.


Greatest Challenges/REquirements:

  • Identifying and installing fixture and light sources that align with the manufacturing and industrial “look and feel” of the building
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