MEADOWCROFT ROCKSHELTER ENCLOSURE
Master Builders’ Association Best New Construction Under $10 Million Award Winner
Master Builders’ Association Excellence in Craftsmanship Finalist
Owner: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania | Architect: Pfaffmann & Associates | Photographer: Massery Photography, Inc.
This 16,000-year-old archaeological site and historic landmark houses the life work of the archaeologist. We ensured the excavation was safe from vibrations, debris and the elements. Also kept at the utmost importance was the wellbeing of all workers, with fall protection and safety measures taken for the erection of the structure. The site was an uneven rockface located on the side of a cliff overhang and the closest vehicle access was about 100 steps below the worksite. The roof of the building sloped in two different directions and the major structural elements were not plumb, square or level.