Arthur Lubetz Associates Architects
Friendship Development Group
[Sota's] efforts have transformed a symbol of inner city blight into a remarkable development for unique near-downtown housing.
— Jerome Dettore, P.E.
Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation
Contract Amount: $4.1m
Size: 39,000 s.f.
Type: New Construction
Construction of a unique four-story steel frame and masonry building with commercial spaces and artist workspaces occupying the first floor and 18 residential, loft-style, for-sale condominiums occupying the upper floors.This project was part of a community revitalization program in the center of the Penn Avenue East Liberty District. A tight budget and complex design added to the challenges of this unusual artisitic space.
This project received a Citation of Merit from thhe AIA Pennsylvania Design Excellence Award 2010.