Scenic Pittsburgh Awards

The following are Scenic Pittsburgh’s program areas. Click for in-depth details on each:


About the Southwestern PA Scenic Awards


We hold up and celebrate people, places, organizations and businesses that prioritize good design, good development, and scenic beauty.

Beginning in August of 2019, Scenic Pittsburgh created the Southwestern PA Scenic Awards program to recognize excellence in preservation, enhancement, and promotion of scenic resources in the region. We hope that the example provided by the award winners can help other communities in making the most of their own scenic resources – and keeping southwestern Pennsylvania unique and beautiful for us all. 

We plan to award two Scenic Awards in 2021 after skipping the 2020 season. More details will be released in July.

Award for Community Scenic Achievement – The City of Ligonier
Award for Scenic Conservation – Indovina Architects
The Connellsville Mayor and City Council with Scenic Pittsburgh Executive Director Michael Dawida during the October 16, 2019 Award Presentation.

Nominations

To nominate a community, group or individual for a Scenic Award, click a category below.

  • The community must be in our 10-county service area: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
  • The group or individual must also live or work in our 10-county service area.

Award for Community Scenic Achievement
Given to a southwestern Pennsylvania community that has demonstrated a consistent, long-term, and visionary commitment to protecting and promoting their scenic resources.

Award for Scenic Conservation
Given to a business, nonprofit or government group or groups based in southwestern Pennsylvania who have demonstrated a consistent, long-term, and visionary commitment to protecting and promoting the region’s scenic resources.

Scenic Steward Recognition Award
Given to an individual who lives and works in the southwestern Pennsylvania region who has shown a consistent and visionary commitment to protecting and promoting the region’s scenic resources.

The City of Connellsville – Our First Award Recipient

The recipient of our very first Scenic Award was the city of Connellsville, PA which received the Award for Community Scenic Achievement during a ceremony on October 16, 2019 at the Connellsville Canteen on West Crawford Avenue.