Architectural Innovations has Grown to Become the Largest Woman-Owned Architectural Firm in Pennsylvania
NORTH HILLS, PA Jan Brimmeier founded North Hills, Pennsylvania, -based Architectural Innovations LLC in 2004 to provide Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with dynamic architectural designs that merge form and function with a focus on sustainability. With more than 30 years of experience, Brimmeier is a Pittsburgh-born architect specializing in designs for health care, education, retail, recreational, residential and municipal development. Her love for the region is reflected in the facades of hundreds of buildings and spaces that countless regional residents enjoy every day.
Chances are, every Pittsburgh sports fan has admired the firm's stand-out work while immersed in one of the many stadium and recreational facilities designed by Architectural Innovations - including the design of specified public spaces and LEED coordinator for the premiere Consol Energy Center as HOK Sports local WBE design firm, plus dozens of high school athletic complexes. But Brimmeier's signature touch extends well beyond the region's sporting arenas.
With one of the largest health care economies in the world, Pittsburgh thrives on groundbreaking medical advances, and that same pioneering spirit fuels Architectural Innovations. The firm has developed highly specialized structures to support the critical work of our regional hospitals, clinics, pediatric centers, medical centers, physician's offices, and hundreds of neighborhood-based urgent care centers across the United States.
As of 2016, Brimmeier's firm has amassed a dynamic portfolio of renovations and new construction for many school districts, universities and municipal structures, each built to serve the needs of the future while contributing aesthetically and sustainably to the region's landscape with a unique fusion of functionality and artistry.
In addition to numerous project-specific honors by American School & University Magazine and Pittsburgh Technology Council, Architectural Innovations LLC has been listed among Pittsburgh Business Times' Top 100 Best Places to work for eight consecutive years and has been recognized as one of the region's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies. Moving up from 33 to 19 on the Pittsburgh Business Times list of Architectural Firms and being the only women-owned to make the list, Brimmeier has also been lauded as one of the Top 25 Women in Business, received the Top 12 CEO Diamond Award.
So what's the secret to this hometown success story that continues to generate so many spectacular facilities in which we are able to work, play, live, and build the future of our region?
Brimmeier's key ingredients are an increasingly rare blend of client-centered focus and the collaboration of her talented, dedicated staff - a team that has achieved an unprecedented 0.25 percent rate of errors and omissions in a field where 3 percent or 4 percent is the acceptable standard. This unwavering attention to detail translates to highly successful projects that are delivered on-time and on-budget.