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Urban Nest Outdoor Lifestyle


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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."
—Henry David Thoreau

Urban Nest Outdoor Lifestyle is the premier Pittsburgh based outdoor living design-build company, specializing in enhancing the way people use their home’s outdoor spaces.  

At Urban Nest, we provide the vision and execution to make your dreams a reality—from concept and design to construction and installation. Our full-scale design services include outdoor furniture and accessories for all your outdoor living needs as well as modern landscaping that incorporates native plant species and locally sourced hardscape materials whenever possible. Our supply and installation teams include laborers, stone masons, concrete masons, plumbers, electricians, pool installers, and smart pergola experts to meet all your outdoor living needs. 

The Problem

Most homes have outdoor spaces that are either not used or underused. Outdated structures like sheds or carports may exist, along with dull or unappealing landscaping.

Our Solution

Our mission is to provide our clients a complete and comprehensive vision to unlock the true potential of their home’s outdoor living spaces, whether it's a primary residence or a vacation home. 

Imagine the Possibilities

Through Urban Nest Outdoor Lifestyle, clients extend their enjoyment of their home from inside to outside, enhance their everyday environment, and improve their property’s value and curb appeal. Our vision may include a variety of improvements and features to accommodate the needs of the entire family. Picture different vignettes for seating and entertaining guests, watching TV in a backyard living room, gathering around an outdoor fireplace, enjoying a personal sanctuary, and delighting in attractive landscaping with accent lighting. Our vision may also include installing smart pergola with ceiling fans and heat to make outdoor living spaces usable year-round. 

Reimagine the Potential of Your Outdoor Space

Your home’s outdoor spaces should be well-designed and luxurious, be both functional and visually appealing, and give you a sense of pride and satisfaction for years to come. Let Urban Nest be your partner in making your home the home of your dreams.  

We strive to surpass your expectations and offer creative and sophisticated solutions within budget and timeline constraints. Reach out to us today to start your journey.

Urban Nest Outdoor Lifestyle | Outdoor Living Design-Build Company & Landscape Service | Pittsburgh, PA

Meet Dan Vitalie 

Dan Vitalie at Urban Nest

Owner & Creative Director

"I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work."

—Frank Lloyd Wright


Dan founded Urban Nest Outdoor Lifestyle in March 2021 after extensive experience in interior architecture, design, and renovations. Urban Nest represents the intersection and evolution of his love for interior design and outdoor living. His vision is to create seamless integration of a home’s interior and exterior aesthetic so that the outdoors become a coordinated extension of your home and your hospitality. 

As Creative Director, Dan is active with the entire process: brainstorming and collaborating with clients, building and refining concepts, designing, 3D modeling, construction, and final delivery. His creative sensibilities and design experience allow him to see beyond what a client can imagine and illustrate that vision through detailed drawings and 3D modeling to help them realize their dreams. Hands-on in all aspects of each project, Dan has even been known to drive to the Laurel Mountains to hand-select the boulders that will become part of a final landscape design.  

Dan’s background in business, design, and project management combine to create a seamless and rewarding experience from introduction to completion.  Reach out to us today to begin your design process.


Our Team

  • Brad Turner | Landscape/Hardscape Design & Drafting

  • Chris Reiher | Pergola Installation 

  • Paula Lowry | Administration & Bookkeeping

Landscape Design Services

Experience You Can Trust

Outdoor Planning

Landscape and Grounds Design

Smart Pergolas

Urban Nest Outdoor Lifestyle can meet all your outdoor living needs. We are staffed and ready for any size project. These are just a few areas of expertise:  

  • Smart Pergolas

  • Landscape Design & Construction

  • Hardscape Design & Construction

  • Water Features & Ponds

  • Outdoor Kitchens

  • Outdoor Fireplaces

  • Pergolas, Arbors, Patio Covers & Enclosures

  • Outdoor Living Rooms & Televisions

  • Outdoor Furniture Layout & Design

  • Driveway Redesign & Installation

  • Patios & Pavers

  • Outdoor Lighting Design

  • Swimming Pool Placement & Renovations

We specialize in smart pergolas by Azenco that are built with sturdy-but-flexible extruded aluminum and louvers that pivot on demand. This allows for shade when you need it, but also sunlight when you want it (both outside and into an adjacent home).

Capabilities include the ability to close on windy or rainy conditions so you can enjoy a fully waterproof outdoor space year-round. Lights, fans, blinds, and heaters are also easily integrated into this system.

Want to know more about Azenco smart pergolas?

Reach out to us today to schedule an in-person consultation where we can walk you through the many possibilities.


Urban Nest Outdoor Lifestyle | Outdoor Living Design-Build Company & Landscape Service | Pittsburgh, PA


Peter and Pam
Fox Chapel, PA

"We highly recommend Dan as a high-end designer and project manager, whether you are building a new home or refurbishing an older home to the highest standards."

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