The
Century
Building
EXTERIOR
EXTERIOR
INTERIORS: UNITS
INTERIORS: AMENITIES
INTERIORS: AMENITIES
INTERIORS: TREK OFFICES
INTERIORS: TREK OFFICES
INTERIORS: TREK OFFICES
PLANS
COMMUTER BIKE CENTER
COMMUTER BIKE CENTER
COMMUTER BIKE CENTER
COMMUTER BIKE CENTER
COMMUTER BIKE CENTER
Conceived of as part of the downtown Pittsburgh
Cultural District revitalization program, the
adaptive-reuse of the under-utilized Century Building
(built in 1907 as offices) and creation
of a bike center offer needed prototypes for
downtown development.

Utilizing historic tax credits, the Century Building is the result of a development collaboration of 33 corporations, foundations, and individuals and is the first truly mixed-income housing project (40% affordable) in downtown Pittsburgh. A ground-level restaurant remains and two floors were  renovated for office use by the owner (TREK Development) and other tenants. Unit types and rent-rates are mixed throughout. A geothermal field is located in a vacant easement north of the building that also serves as the site for a bike center. Built from recycled shipping containers, the center provides residents and the public secure, year-round bicycle storage and features a wall graphic that animates the street.

STATUS
COMPLETED 2010, LEED GOLD

LOCATION
PITTSBURGH, PA

CLIENT
TREK DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM
61 UNITS, 62,000 SF AND 6,000 SF COMMERCIAL
SELECTED AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2012 URBAN LAND INSTITUTE JACK KEMP WORKFORCE HOUSING MODELS OF EXCELLENCE
2012 BUILDER’S CHOICE DESIGN AND PLANNING AWARDS, MERIT AWARD
2010 AIA/CALIFORNIA COUNCIL MERIT AWARD
2010 AIA/CALIFORNIA COUNCIL HONOR AWARD
2010 PENNSYLVANIA COMMONWEALTH AWARD