The design challenge was creating three luxury townhomes in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Pittsburgh, a 14,100 square foot warehouse, which was built in 1847. An expansion of the rooftop provides outdoor space with views to Pittsburgh’s Monongahela River. The glass and aluminum details pay homage to the nearby PPG Tower, designed by Philip Johnson. By faithfully restoring and highlighting the masonry and heavy timber structure and designing unique rooftop terraces, Market Street Townhomes now contributes to Pittsburgh’s thriving downtown and was the recipient of the 2019 AIA Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit in the Medium-sized project category. View the transformation in the timelapse video below.