Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Shannon Hall

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Try Street Associates LP converted the Try Street Terminal, located in Pittsburgh's Central Business District, into student housing. This nine-story building was originally constructed in 1921 and has since served as a freight depot, grocery warehouse, meat packing plant, and storage facility for local businesses.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Try Street Associates LP converted the Try Street Terminal, located in Pittsburgh's Central Business District, into student housing. This nine-story building was originally constructed in 1921 and has since served as a freight depot, grocery warehouse, meat packing plant, and storage facility for local businesses.

A complete interior renovation began in November 2005. The new design creates the original appearance of the building and meets the state's requirements for historical renovation by using replacement windows molded after those of the original warehouse. In addition, seven floors and the roof were cut-out in the center of the building to create an external wall with windows for light and roofing.

The concrete and masonry exterior was renovated and restored to preserve the architectural integrity of the facade. This involved significant concrete patching, repairs, and an overall application of a new skin color. The renovated project was approved as a national historic building.

The newly renovated 220,000 square foot dormitory houses 43 three bedroom apartments; 87 two bedroom apartments; and 10 one bedroom apartments with a maximum capacity of 650 students. In addition, 9,000 square feet is reserved on the first floor for two independent retail facilities including a convenience store and casual restaurant. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh occupied the building on June 25, 2007. Massaro served as both developer and contractor.

Project Numbers

June 2007

Completed

220,000

Square Feet

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