Oxford, Burns White Cut Ribbon on Corporate Headquarters

Oxford Development Company and Burns White LLC today cut the ribbon on Burns White’s new corporate headquarters at Burns White Center in the 3 Crossings neighborhood in the city’s Strip District.

“The addition of Burns White to 3 Crossings helps grow the professional workforce of the Strip District, and complements a new community vision as Pittsburgh’s next corporate and high-technology destination,” said Steve Guy, President & CEO, Oxford Development Company.  “Additionally, Burns White Center and The Yards apartment complex now provide a revitalized area available for the Strip District Riverfront Park as envisioned by Riverlife. We look forward to Riverlife’s implementation of this trail system.”

Known as the Burns White Center, the firm’s new headquarters at 3 Crossings is an 110,000 square-foot building along Railroad Street and the Allegheny River. Burns White is the sole tenant of the facility.

“The move to 3 Crossings in the Strip District is an exciting step for Burns White as we continue to grow our business and footprint as an employer in Pittsburgh and beyond,” said David B. White, Esq., Executive Committee Member, Burns White LLC.

“We wanted a new and innovative space to accommodate the firm’s growth, creating a place that serves both our business and staff needs, while ultimately benefiting our clients,” White said.

Burns White’s new space is different than more traditional law firm spaces – reflecting the needs of today’s workforce with a state-of-the-art building that focuses on collaborative work spaces, increased employee interaction, and efficiencies clients are looking for today. Additional amenities, such as a professional-grade fitness center and café with outdoor seating, provide places for employees to gather.

Burns White was a ‘pioneer’ when it moved to the North Shore in the 90’s, and will once again be part of the revitalization of a new and exciting corporate destination.  Currently the firm employs approximately 140 attorneys, and anticipates strategically adding additional 25-30 attorneys in its first five years at 3 Crossings.

Burns White Center is designed and built to USBGC LEED Silver standards (certifications pending). 3 Crossings reuses a brownfield site along the riverfront.  The site was cleared and remediated in accordance to PADEP Act 2 guidelines. Low VOC adhesives, flooring, and sealants are used to enhance indoor air quality; LED lighting, ENERGY STAR® appliances, and water-saving fixtures help reduce use of natural resources; and white roofs mitigate urban heat island effect. Masonry from the demolition process was recycled with 98 percent of content reused in the construction of the building.

The Euro plaza, or “woonerf”, along Railroad Street shares outdoor space, calms traffic, and allows for all modes of transportation including automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The plaza transforms from guest parking to a destination for gathering as it is built at the same grade as the sidewalk, without curbs.

Interior artwork was curated by James Gallery. Australian artist Lisa Cahill designed and installed a glass wall sculpture for the main lobby.

Burns White Center was designed by WTW Architects, with interior space design by Gensler. The construction manager was Rycon Construction and the project was built with 100 percent local union trades.