The Cork Factory Lofts

Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Client: McCaffery Interests
Project description: The Cork Factory Lofts provides progressive urbanites with unique living experiences. The design concept aims to achieve a complete merging of trendy and unique, historical and modern, life and living. The historic feel of each building is captured by engaging and exposing the original elements when possible, yielding to the warmth of natural maple cabinets and eye-opening accent colors throughout.

Nestled between the two main residential buildings, and peeking out from the shadow of the high bridge overhead, is the historic one-story brick Engine Room. The voluminous interior space, with its exposed steel structure ceiling and clerestory windows above, provides an inviting setting for visitors and small to medium-sized get-togethers. This building is home to the workout facility, sophisticated offices, a party room, and features a beautiful courtyard that draws in residents.

2005 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Historic and Redevelopment Award
2007 Western Pennsylvania Golden Trowel Awards - Best in Category, Restoration
2007 Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh - Overall Community Multi-Story Neighborhood Revitalization
2007 Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh - Overall Community Appeal Award
2008 National Association of Homebuilders - Finalist, Best Mixed-Use Community, Pillars of the Industry Award
2008 Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh - Apartment Excellence Award Winner for Overall Community Appeal
2009 Urban Land Institute - Award for Excellence
2009 City of Pittsburgh & The Historic Review Commission - Historic Preservation Award
2011 Residential Architect Design Award - Merit Award for Best Adaptive Re-Use
2011 Neighbors in the Strip - Economic Development Award

Photography: ©Ed Massery

Size: 297 Units

Services: Architecture, Adaptive Re-use

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