The Cultural Landscape Foundation
November 6, 2009: The Hunter and the Philosopher: John O. Simonds 
Pioneer Landscape Architect


Louis D. Astorino, FAIA 

Mr. Astorino founded Astorino in 1972 and under his leadership, the firm has been consistently ranked as one of America’s top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News Record.  For over two decades, Mr. Astorino and his firm have worked in conjunction with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Edgar Kaufmann Family as one of the restoration architects to help preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. Mr. Astorino has spoken as far away as New Zealand on the history, design concepts, and Astorino restoration work at Fallingwater.

Some additional projects completed under his direct supervision include the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Vatican City; the Domus Sanctae Marthae (the Hospice Santa Marta), Vatican City; the Trimont condominium high-rise, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; PNC Park (with HOK Sports); PNC Firstside Center; the Roberto Clemente Memorial Statue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the design of a European transplant hospital for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Palermo, Sicily and the replacement hospital for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Mr. Astorino is currently involved in the design of Three PNC, Pittsburgh, PA. 
Mr. Astorino received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pennsylvania State University and is a registered professional architect in the States of Pennsylvania, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Mellon Square under construction, ca. 1954.


Mellon square