operating engineers meeting / event space & dispatch center : new alexandria, pa

Client: Operating Engineers of Western PA Local 66

Operating Engineers of Western PA Local 66 covers PA and OH, supporting 7,800 members in 36 counties. As a follow-on to the high-bay training center PWWG designed for the organization, the firm was commissioned to design this new facility to host large-scale events and training, with offices for dispatch operations. Delivered via a Design-Build agreement with Mascaro Construction.


Designed for flexible use, sustainable operation & connection to views and daylight

  • Human-centered design features views connecting interior and exterior.
  • Capacity for 200+ with tables/chairs, or 500+ for lectures.
  • Spaces for socializing include pre-function gallery with skylight, catering kitchen, and shaded loggia.
  • Palette of durable materials and construction is inspired by regional traditions—exposed steel framing, metal panels, and masonry.
  • MEP system promotes energy efficient operation.
  • PWWG’s 3D models and computer fly-throughs communicated options to all stakeholders as the design evolved.
  • PWWG & consultants used BIM/Revit to coordinate complex MEP systems with architectural design.

15,000 sf

Construction Cost

$ 6M

Firm Responsibility

Architectural Design
FF&E Assistance
Contract Documents
Contract Administration

Completion Date



Design Builders

Mascaro Construction

Geotechnical Engineering


Site/Civil/Landscape Engineering

Gateway Engineers

Structural Engineering

Atlantic Engineering Services

MEP/FP Engineering

CJL Engineering



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