Materials Science & Technology 2014
October 12-16, 2014
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Guest Tours

Due to limited capacities, registrations for the tours will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be received by September 8th. Onsite registrations will not be offered. To sign up for a guest tour, complete the paper form.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | $100 per person

Drive through the magnificent mountain scenery of the Laurel Highlands by privately chartered coach to Fallingwater, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed work. Over a million people from every corner of the earth have come to see this masterpiece, built as a summer home for the Edgar Kaufmann family, prominent Pittsburgh merchants. Dramatic cantilevered terraces soar over a cascading waterfall. The living room hearth embodies an immense boulder in the setting nature created. Completed in 1939 with guest wing and servants quarters, it is as fresh today as when it was built. This breathtaking house was judged by the American Institute of Architects in 1986 to be the nation’s most successful example of architectural design. It is described as the clearest expression of Wright’s ideal…that man can live in harmony with nature. A Travelers Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Andy Warhol Museum
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | $79 per person

A knowledgeable tour guide will step aboard your coach at the hotel and roll out the welcome mat. Pittsburgh’s story comes alive on this specially designed, narrated tour of one of America’s most livable cities. Fun stories about prominent Pittsburghers, both past and present, punctuate the narration on historical landmarks, corporate headquarters, fascinating architecture, and important events. Your first stop is the Andy Warhol Museum, which is celebrated as the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world in the depth and range of its collections. Located in a large renovated warehouse, the museum houses an extraordinary collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and films covering the full range of Warhol’s production. Your tour will begin on the 7th floor and you may work your way down at your own pace, viewing this collection. Next, lunch time will be held in the Grand Concourse restaurant at Station Square. This lively riverfront restoration of the P. & L. E. Railroad headquarters is now a complex of exciting shops, boutiques and mini parks. Lastly, your tour winds through the Golden Triangle focusing on significant developments and statuesque buildings within this compact and defined area. PPG has been voted the nation’s most interesting new building by contemporary architects. The 40-story tower and five satellite buildings are sheathed in reflective glass with 231 spires. Nearby are One Oxford Center, Liberty Center, CNG Tower and Fifth Avenue Place.

Terms and Conditions: Tours are under the guidance of Destinations by Design LLC. The tour description is representative of the tour. Destinations by Design LLC reserves the right to alter the tour and provide equitable substitution when necessary as well as cancel the tour if minimum number of registrants is not met or if an attraction becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the control of Destinations by Design LLC. Destinations by Design LLC will charge a $10.00 cancellation fee for all cancelled tour registrations.

Liability Waiver: I agree and acknowledge that I am undertaking such participation in tours, events and activities of my own free will and intentional act, and I am aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation in these tours, events and activities. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly, and certify that I am, as a result, able to participate in these tours, events and activities and do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. I also agree not to allow any other individual to participate in my place. MS&T and Destinations by Design LLC are not liable for recovering any lost items while participating in the tour. All personal belongings are the responsibility of the individual.

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