union trust building : pittsburgh, pa

neglected icon to amenity-rich commercial center

Client: The Davis Companies

The Flemish-gothic-style structure ranks among the city’s most architecturally significant buildings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In recent years the building was largely unoccupied. PWWG partnered with Elkus Manfredi Architects for this restoration of the landmark’s ornate exterior and interior. The project transformed Union Trust into a Class-A, LEED-certified center of high-tech innovation, collaborative co-working, and entrepreneurship in the city’s burgeoning downtown, with 40,000 sf of ground-floor retail and restaurant space open to the public.

Size

517,000 sf

Construction Cost

$36,000,000

Firm Responsibility

Forensic Investigation
Architectural Design, including Structural Changes
Parking Garage Design
Contract Documents
Contract Administration

Completion Date

2016

Awards

ULI Pittsburgh Placemaking Award — Excellence as a “Transformative Place”

AIA Pittsburgh, Preservation Award of Merit

Collaborators

Design Architect

Elkins Manfredi Architects

Structural Engineer

Atlantic Engineering Services

MEP Engineer

CJL Engineering

Exterior Restoration Architect

Wessling Architects

Construction Manager

Mascaro Construction

Historic/Tax Credit Consultant

Heritage Consulting Group

Exterior Restoration Contractor

Franco Associates

Photographer

Andrew Bordwin Studio

Photographer

Jim Judkis Photography

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