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Situated along a busy commercial avenue of Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s upper Lawrenceville neighborhood, Flemish51 on Butler is an urban infill project that renovates a defunct, out-of-character, existing building. The design strategy for the project began with a careful analysis and understanding of the neighboring historic streetscape. The 3,334 SF building stitches together the traditional 3-story building facades that make up much of the commercial artery. The renovation aimed to revitalize the ground level street presence for a retail space, setting the building back to allow for accessibility. A new addition at the rear created an opportunity for a double-height interior space at the second floor with mezzanine and roof deck overlooking Butler Street.
Category: Small Architecture
Architecture Firm: mossArchitects
Project Team: Andrew Moss, AIA; Katie Seftas; Katie LaForest; Kellie Locke
Client: 5151 Butler LLC
Contractor: Essig Renovation & Design, Dan Essig - Contractor
Engineers: Gateway Engineers, John Schneider - Structural Engineer; WNA Engineering, Tony Valenza - MEP Engineer
Photographer: Ed Massery
Landscape Architect: Ground Stories Landscape Architecture, Julie Kachniasz - Landscape Architect