October 31, 2017 Luncheon Meeting

Anticipating the Future:  Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century.

Hear how modern architecture came to Pittsburgh and see more than 50 notable sites in Allegheny County from 1903 to 1996.


Louise Sturgess has been employed by Pittsburgh Hitory & Landmarks Foundation since 1981.  She oversees and often teaches and leads engaging educational programs based on the region’s built environment.  

A fifth-generation Pittsburgher and graduate of Bucknell University (English/Economics), Louise Sturgess has worked for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) since 1981. As executive director, she is primarily responsible for PHLF’s educational programs, serving more than 10,000 people each year. On any given day, Louise is a fundraiser, editor, program organizer, lecturer, or tour guide. Through her work Louise promotes the value of historic preservation and reveals the national importance of Pittsburgh’s history and architecture. The History Channel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, Preservation Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, and Pittsburgh City Council are among those who have recognized PHLF for its innovative educational programs. Louise is passionate about the art of architecture and is inspired by the young people who participate in PHLF’s educational programs.

All luncheons start at Noon at the
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Take Exit 67 off Parkway West, I-376
Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue
Turn right at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton sign

ACRA members – $17.00 w/reservation
Non-members and guests w/reservation – $20.00

ACRA members w/o reservation – $20.00 paid at the door
non-members and guests w/o reservation – $23.00 paid at the door

Mail all reservation checks to:

P.O. Box 112615
Pittsburgh, PA 15241-0215