TRYP Pittsburgh\/Lawrenceville Hotel wins \u201cCertificate of Merit\u201dEach year, AIA Pittsburgh hosts \u201cDesign Pittsburgh,\u201d a celebration of architecture and design. It honors the teams who construct beautiful, iconic buildings in the Pittsburgh area. This event is held each October, and features an architectural design exhibition, a juried DesignAwards competition, a public voting opportunity for the \u201cPeople\u2019s Choice Award,\u201d a reception for over 400 members, affiliates, design enthusiasts and guests, a VIP reception honoring the Gold Medal recipient and a ceremony recognizing winners of the AIA Pittsburgh\u2019s Design Awards. Franjo was recently nominated among some of the best architects and builders in the Pittsburgh area, and was part of a team that won an award for 2019!Franjo Construction was the lead contractor in the team that built the TRYP Pittsburgh\/Lawrenceville Hotel. Desmone Architects was the architectural firm that worked with Franjo to build this hotel. The TRYP Pittsburgh\/Lawrenceville Hotel is set in the historic Washington Education Center Building at the base of the 40th\u00a0Street Bridge. Saturated in neighborhood history and embellished with local art, the 108-room hotel is home to two restaurant concepts, a coffee bar and a wine shop, spectacular rooftop city and neighborhood views and two distinct event spaces for celebrations and events. TRYP Pittsburgh\/Lawrenceville, a Windham property, is a local gathering space, just 3 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, in the heart of one of the city\u2019s most celebrated art, dining and shopping districts. To view additional details from this project submission on AIA\u2019s website, visit this link. The TRYP Pittsburgh\/Lawrenceville Hotel won \u201cCertificate of Merit\u201d in the Large category.Below are additional specs on who was a part of the project, a brief project description, and jury comments, courtesy of AIA Pittsburgh\u2019s 2019 Award Winners page.LARGE: Certificate of MeritTRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh\/LawrencevilleClient:Century HospitalityArchitecture Firm:\u00a0Desmone ArchitectsContractor:\u00a0Franjo ConstructionEngineers:\u00a0Gateway Engineers, Keystone Structural Solutions, Pyramid EngineeringPhotographer:\u00a0Ed Massery PhotographyConsultants:\u00a0CDCP (Casey Droege Cultural Productions), MonmadeThe TRYP team has brought back to life an over 100-year-old former vocational school in the heart of Pittsburgh\u2019s Lawrenceville neighborhood. By preserving many of the original details and working with local designers and artisans, the 108-room hotel features two distinctive original restaurant spaces, panoramic rooftop views, a lobby lounge, coffee bar and wine shop, and event space.JURY COMMENTS: This is a thoughtful and respectful adaptive re-use project. \u00a0The jury appreciated the historic details that were kept, re-purposed, or re-created, and that give guests a unique experience to capture glimpses into the building\u2019s history.Visit the AIA PGH website to view all of the AIA 2019 competition winners.Franjo is proud to have been a part of an award-winning project. Thank you to the team at Desmone Architects for a successful project collaboration, and thank you to all those who supported the TRYP Hotel project and voted on the AIA site!All photos courtesy of Ed Massery Photography, via AIA Pittsburgh. To view full details for the TRYP Pittsburgh\/Lawrenceville Hotel project, visit this AIA\u00a0 link for information and photos.