OOA Designs

OOA Designs is a Pittsburgh-based, woman-owned and operated artist collaboration between founders Oreen Cohen and Alison Zapata, established in 2018. They create aesthetic and functional public art that embraces color, forms and nature within their collaborative work. Their art also strives to tell the stories of the community and have meaning to those who see it every day, and they look forward to continuing to share the stories of their City.

More information on Emerald View Park can be found here.



OOA Designs has completed their process of community engagement and City approvals, and are in the fabrication stage. Inspired by the poem "Bread and Roses" by James Oppenheim, their work will be a sculptural garden trellis of scrap metal and elegant line work that becomes a metaphor for the resiliency of women and a symbol of the transformation and growth of post-industrial environments.


Look for their work, Grit Flow Grow, to be installed in Anchor Green Garden by early fall.


ooa designs artwork rendering




This project received a RADical ImPAct Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).