The Century Building
Project type: Historical Mixed-Use Conversion/Adaptive Re-Use
Location: Downtown Pittsburgh
Total cost: $18 million
Partners: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Downtown Housing Working Group, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Allegheny County, Federal Home Loan Bank, and the Strategic Investment Fund
Originally built in 1907, the Century Building has been approved as an addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly an office building, the twelve-story residential building now includes 9 floors of residential housing including 60 residential lofts, 2 floors of commercial and amenity space, and two street-level restaurants.
The building’s amenities include a fully-equipped fitness facility, community/club room, roof-deck/green roof and a Bicycle Commuter Center. The building includes many green and wellness oriented features beyond the roof, also, including an open-loop geothermal heating and cooling system, which uses natural energy for building temperature control. The building has Energy Star appliances, efficient light fixtures and windows, low-flow water fixtures, and dual flush toilets. And residents can contribute to the green movement by taking advantage of recycling on every floor.
TREK Development Group and the Century Building were awarded the 2010 Commonwealth Gold Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for the building’s contribution to the economic and environmental health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Additional accolades include:
- AIA of Pennsylvania: Award of Excellence
- The Jack Kemp Models of Excellence, ULI-Terwilliger Institute
- AIA California: 2010 Merit Award for Small Projects: Bike Center
The Century Building achieved LEED Gold status. This is the first mixed use residential development in the city to be awarded this honor.