The project intent was to rejuvenate the facility helping it maintain it’s important place in the local community and history. Constructed as one of the first African-American YMCA in the country, the project comprised of the interior and exterior renovations of the 1923 Centre Avenue YMCA facility located in the Hill District of the City of Pittsburgh.
The exterior received restoration work to bring the building back to its former splendor. Cleaning and pointing the brick, reconstructing the cornice with a period appropriate one and adding a new accessible entrance on Francis Street for the residents.
Restoration of the gymnasium and reworking of the plans to include a new central reception area, meeting room, fitness center, lobby, kitchen-dining facilities, individual shower rooms for residents, and new finishes throughout. A new elevator was tucked in to add accessibility for residents and a new energy efficient HVAC and electrical systems were provided.
Category: Medium Architecture
Architecture Firm: RSH Architects
Project Team: David Noss, AIA; Robert Miller, RA; Rae Pasterik
Client: Centre Avenue Housing Assoc LP (Action Housing, INC.)
Contractor: A. Martini & Co, Anthony Martini - General Contractor;
Engineers: J & J Fire Protection Co., Jason Ferraro - Fire Protection; Cuccaro Plumbing, Kevin Kress - Plumber; Sentry Mechanical, David Szanca - Mechanical
Photographer: David Noss
|A.J. Vater & Co, Andrew Vater – Painter