Sallyann Kluz, RA

Sallyann Kluz is a Pittsburgh-based arts administrator, architect, and urban designer whose practice is situated at the intersection of art and community development. With over 20 years of practice in the Pittsburgh region, her work is focused on the public realm and the people who inhabit it. Her practice includes public art programs and strategies, community engagement, design education, public space design, and neighborhood development strategies.

Sallyann is the Director of the Office of Public Art. In her role, she is focused on providing technical assistance to artists and clients, and expanding the role of artists in community development, civic design, and community engagement.

Prior to joining OPA, she was an associate and project architect with Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects (1998–2013), and served as an urban design, planning, and facilitation consultant in the Pittsburgh region.

Sallyann earned her Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Art from Carnegie Mellon University, where she has also taught urban design and architecture. A registered architect in Pennsylvania, she serves on the Board of Directors and Investment Advisory Committee of Neighborhood Allies, and on the Board of Directors of Riverlife. She previously sat on the Board of Directors of East Liberty Development, Inc., the City of Pittsburgh’s Contextual Design Advisory Panel, Community Design Center of Pittsburgh’s RenPlan Steering Committee, and the Board of Directors of the East End Food Co-op Federal Credit Union.

She lives in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her spouse and two children.

Image credits

Photo by sarah huny young