MAYA Companies Moving to Downtown Pittsburgh to Accommodate Growth

September 13, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA., September 12, 2011 – The MAYA companies announced that they will be relocating to Downtown Pittsburgh in Spring 2012 as its businesses continue to flourish.

MAYA’s new headquarters will be the 16th floor of 444 Liberty Avenue, a part of the Gateway Center complex. The new Downtown location will provide over 19,000 square feet needed to accommodate work for additional clients and the growth of MAYA companies.

The family of companies now includes MAYA Design, a technology design and innovation lab; LUMA Institute, an educational institute that fosters innovation by developing competency in Human-Centered Design throughout organizations; Rhiza Labs, a developer of business intelligence and online mapping software; and MAYA Group, which manages shared business services, core policies, and cultural elements for all the companies, and helps to foster and spin out new ventures. Ventures in incubation will also move to the new headquarters, and include Interstacks, a designer and developer of modular technology that enables devices in the impending trillion-node world to work together seamlessly.

“This first-class space will be large enough to accommodate current needs, as well as those driven by MAYA’s continuing organic growth,” said Mickey McManus, MAYA Design’s president and CEO. “As an ideal location for both clients and employees, it allows for a much-needed increase in project space to keep pace with demand for our services. It is also conveniently located to the airport, first-class hotels, the new transportation center, and the numerous amenities offered in our Downtown,” McManus added.

“The MAYA companies are an example of another success story that continues to bring national attention to Pittsburgh as a leader in technology and innovation. We are excited to welcome the family of MAYA companies to their new home in Downtown Pittsburgh,” said Jeremy Waldrup, President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, a local economic development organization that is focused on enhancing the business environment of Downtown Pittsburgh.

“We are very excited to introduce our growing company to what I consider the nerve center of our region’s economy,” said Chris Pacione, Director and CEO of
LUMA Institute, which helps private and public organizations around the world foster innovation through design education.

“We are thrilled to have an industry leader such as MAYA join our long list of prestigious tenants at Gateway Center” said Gary Horwitz, President of Hertz Group, the owners of the Gateway Center. EDGE Studio will be designing the new space for all the MAYA companies. CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. represented MAYA in the transactions.