Built in 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 667,000-square-foot Union Trust Building was in need of restoration after many years of neglect. The client had a clear vision for the revitalized Union Trust Building – a vibrant destination and a place that would attract exciting retail and restaurant tenants, as well as offer flexible, modern office space with desirable amenities. Designers faithfully restored the original historic exterior and interiors, and created a dramatic and inviting atrium lobby that can host events as well as receive clients of the businesses on the floors above.
Elkus Manfredi Architects creates dynamic, connected, sustainable places and environments that foster community, from workplace to urban neighborhoods. The firm provides a synergistic combination of services that includes architecture, interior architecture, workplace strategy, employee engagement and change management, master planning, and urban design. With a 35+ year legacy of design distinction, the firm is recognized for its work with corporate, life sciences, workplace, higher education, hospitality, residential, and retail-entertainment clients.