The University Club

The City of Pittsburgh’s Historic Commission awarded this project the Historic Preservation Award.

The University Club of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Historic Renovation/Accessibility/ Interior Design

Project Description

The University Club was built in 1927 from a design by the renowned Pittsburgh architect Henry Hornbostel.  The eight story building is located in the City of Pittsburgh’s Oakland Historic District.

The interior and exterior renovations to this historic 8-story building, with full basement, received the Preservation Award from the City of Pittsburgh’s Historic Review Commission.  Ms. Tusick, through multiple phases of work, served as Programmer, Project  Architect/Manager, interior designer, and small contractor for minor projects.

Renovation work was phased to allow the facility to remain in use during most of the work.  The project included: 

Phase I- Conversion of underutilized basement space into offices. 

Phase 2- Reworking entrance, vestibule and steps to provide an accessible entrance way; renovation of the main public rooms of the ground, first, and second floors giving special attention and care to enhance and be compatible with historic finishes, and to provide interior design services. 

Phase 3- Renovation to the hallways and 52-guest rooms on floors 3-7, and interior design services. 

Phase 4- Renovations to the recreation areas on floor 8 including exercise rooms, squash courts, locker rooms, sauna, shower, and toilet facilities.