Arthur Lubetz, the well-known Pittsburgh architect, volunteered his time to show the Factory 500 Members around his career retrospective, Action, Ideas, Architecture: Arthur Lubetz/Front Studio at the Carnegie Museum of Art this past April. Lubetz, who has built a successful career spanning five decades—both in Pittsburgh and internationally—has been working in the Pittsburgh region since the 1960’s and has created several iconic buildings that have been incorporated into our everyday landscape.
Factory 500 members had the opportunity to hear from Lubetz about his career, philosophy, and what’s next for Pittsburgh in an intimate conversation with the architect. Lubetz discussed his influences that span back to his childhood, and his favorite Pittsburgh Center for the Arts teacher that helped shape the way he thinks about art and architecture today. “Don’t forget, architecture is art,” said his teacher. That statement has stuck with him throughout his rich career, and is surely evident through his architecture around the Pittsburgh region. Lubetz has designed such buildings as the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill, the Sharpsburg Library and The Glass Lofts along Penn Avenue.
Following the tour and Q&A Factory 500 Members and Arthur Lubetz joined Mattress Factory Board Member Viju Verghis and his wife Anoo at their private home for cocktails, snacks and refreshments.
Look out for more Factory 500 events which feature private tours and exclusive access to Pittsburgh's cultural scene. To become a member visit the Factory 500 page on our website.