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The Design Pittsburgh People's Choice Award is your opportunity to weigh in on some of the recently designed (or redesigned) places and spaces in our community. Architecture is a part of our daily environment and we want to hear from you what good design means to you.
As you look through the projects submitted, ask yourself: Does the project inspire you? Would you enjoy spending time in that space? How does the project enhance or serve our community?
This adaptive reuse project is a love letter to the American Garage and a gift to its neighbors. It is a building-sculpture that celebrates the creative energy nurtured within many American outbuildings. The metal rainscreen may be eye-catching, but it’s also functional, acting as a filter to soften the light that streams through the new windows. Jan may have wanted to work in an environment that was private but she wanted the building to be discovered by the public. Together with her, we designed a ‘creative sanctuary’ in an old garage off an understated Pittsburgh alley.
Category: Conceptual / Unbuilt
Architecture Firm: Fisher ARCHitecture
Project Team: Eric Fisher, Principal, AIA; Sean Echnat; Alexis Moffa; Bea Spolidoro, Principal, AIA
Client: Jan Loney / Metalier
Photographer: Eric Fisher
Jan Loney / Metalier, Jan Loney – Metalier