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This design leverages a new affordable housing project to help reestablish a traditional main street in the heart of the rust-belt city of Clairton, PA. The historic Clairton Inn became the foundation for a new, contextual design that includes 49 new apartment units and amenity spaces over a new ground-floor retail. While the building plan is economical, the building elevation is a collection of façades designed to reference the scale and materiality of the surrounding context.
Category: Large Architecture
Architecture Firm: LGA Partners, LP
Project Team: Jonathan Glance, RA, AIA, NCARB; Jesse Gidley, RA, NCARB, CPHC; Gary Atcheson, RA; Alyssa Williams, CPHD; Roger Druschel; Bill Edmonds; Sandy Closson, CFM, NCIDQ, LEED AP; Mallory Marzolf
Client: Mon Valley Initiative - Clairton Inn, LP
Contractor: Mistick Construction, Shawn Schweiger - General Contractor
Engineers: Keystone Structural Solutions, Susan Grant - Structural Engineer; WNA Engineering, Greg Torchia - MEP Engineer; Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani (WBCM), Randall Hughes - Civil Engineer
Photographer: Alexander Denmarsh
Arch Masonry & Restoration, Joe Bonifate – Masonry Subcontractor