As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating.

Today’s building is the Engineer’s Society.

Engineer's Society

A Brief History of the Engineer’s Society

The Engineers’ Society of Western PA is a non-profit membership professional association. Its location is along Fourth Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh. The society was founded in 1880. Its purpose was (and still is) to promote social, technical and business interaction in Western PA. The society works with the fields of engineering, architecture and applied sciences.

The Engineers’ Society is the sponsor of activities like the International Water Conference and the International Bridge Conference. It’s also co-sponsor of the Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference. They also hold an annual banquet, the Engineering Awards Banquet—one of the longest-running banquets of its kind in the country.

The society develops and supports future engineers through mobilization and activation of young members, collaboration with local universities and promoting and participating in STEM activities. The Engineers’ Society has almost 1,000 members and 30 associated technical societies. The annual dues for the society are $50. The dining room in the building is available for lunch Monday through Friday. There’s also a Captain’s Table use during club hours from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

For tickets to this outstanding event, you can visit Doors Open Pittsburgh here.

Buildings already featured here on Pittsburgh Beautiful:

Byers Hall

Allegheny HYP Club

Boggs Manion : The Inn on the Mexican War Streets

Alphabet City Building

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

The Oliver Building

EQT Plaza

The Engineer’s Society

The Pennsylvanian

The Priory Hotel

First Presbyterian Church

William Penn Snyder House

Union Trust Building

Koppers Building

Dollar Bank on Fourth Avenue

Speakeasy at the Omni William Penn

The Grant Building

PPG Place

Penn Brewery

 

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