The University Club

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

The University Club

Pittsburgh, PA

Historic Renovation/Accessibility/ Interior Design

Project Description

By Tusick Vater Architects, interior and exterior renovations, to a historic 8-story building with full basement. Multiple phases of work. Ms. Tusick and Mr. Vater served as programers, Design Architects, detailers, interior designers, coordinated engineers, and were Project Managers during construction. Preservation Award, City of Pittsburgh, Historic Review Commission.

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

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

The project received a Preservation Award from the City of Pittsburgh Historic Commission.

(worked on project while employed by other firm)