We listen hard and engage with the client to understand and balance the forces of the market, funding stream and community that are at play on the project.
5637 Forbes Avenue
This 3-story, multi-family housing project located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA consists of 19 market rate rental apartments. The building features a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments, each with amenities such as quartz countertops and wood floors, tall triple-windows to access increased daylighting and views, and access to resident parking underneath the building. The exterior is finished in a combination of masonry and fiber cement board, using a color palette pulled from the historic vernacular of this traditional neighborhood while maintaining clean, modern lines throughout. Key sustainable design features include an increased emphasis on a high-performance building envelope, attention to acoustics and occupant comfort, energy star appliances, and 25 KW photovoltaic roof panels.
The Century Building
This 78,972 square-foot adaptive reuse of an historic 1907 office building into mixed-use development animates both the street and neighboring Katz Plaza. The 12-story building houses an existing street-level restaurant and banquet room, two floors of offices and 60 units of mixed-income housing. The project offers a rooftop garden, club room and exercise facilities to residents and commercial tenants. The renovation has achieved LEED Gold certification. Key sustainable design features include preservation and reuse of the historic building, incorporation of a geothermal energy system with ground source heat pumps, blown-in cellulose insulation, water conservation plumbing fixtures, low energy lighting design, and recycled and regional materials. An innovative on-site bike center is available to residents and the public.
This new urban infill project is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh and includes development of two buildings with apartments over retail, plus associated site development and parking. The buildings are designed to harmonize with the historic storefronts of adjacent buildings. 3810 Butler Street contains 8034 square feet with larger first floor for restaurant use, and 3810 Butler Street contains 5317 square feet with a bike shop on the first floor.