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.
Architectural Design, including Structural Changes
Parking Garage Design
ULI Pittsburgh Placemaking Award — Excellence as a “Transformative Place”
AIA Pittsburgh, Preservation Award of Merit
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Exterior Restoration Architect
Atlantic Engineering Services
Mascaro Construction Co., L.P.
Exterior Restoration Contractor
Historic Tax Credit Consulting
Heritage Consulting Group
Andrew Bordwin Studio, Inc.
Jim Judkis Photography