The extensive building renovation project for client, Schoolhouse Electric Company, was to transform a former Pittsburgh Police Bureau known as The Detective Building into a new showroom, coffee shop, and co-working space.
A remodel brings additional light into a 1907 craftsman by introducing a “glassy chunk of architecture.”
A stunning example of adaptive reuse, a 1970s Pittsburgh police bureau now holds the Schoolhouse brand’s newest retail space and co-working offices for local companies.
Pittsburgh's newest trendy coworking space may owe its existence to an Uber driver's wrong turn. When Brian Faherty, founder of Portland, Oregon–based Schoolhouse, was paying a site visit to Pittsburgh's Ace Hotel, where his company had designed some lighting, he stumbled upon an architectural gem: "While we were in Pittsburgh, we were looking for a potential space for retail or distribution, something in addition to our store in Tribeca, and really were looking for something akin to what we have in Portland, like a brick turn-of-the-century factory," Faherty tells AD PRO.
The Detective Building, which hosts a Schoolhouse Electric store, co-working space, and coffee shop, will help fund improvements to the fast-developing East Liberty neighborhood.
A dilapidated police bureau becomes the Schoolhouse’s third retail store and so much more.
We’re thrilled to announce the 2018 Portland Architecture Awards recipients!
Brian Faherty has a passion for the past.
After discovering and restoring a long-lost collection of cast-iron, glass shade molds inside an old storage warehouse, the Portland, Ore.-based entrepreneur founded Schoolhouse Electric to create his own line of lighting and lifestyle products that transcend time and trends.
Can you build an exceptionally sustainable office center at market rate? This $28.4 million, 85,540-square-foot Portland, Ore., office center replies with a resounding “yes.”
Every year when Halloween rolls around, I’m reminded how Portland lacks a solid lineup of themed bars. Luckily, last month, seemingly overnight, an old Victorian house on North Mississippi (recently home to a short-lived sandwich shop) got all dressed up in black and neon red and took the name Psychic.
A new coffee shop from the operators of The Vandal in Lawrenceville is headed to East Liberty, in conjunction with the Portland, Ore.-based Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. Owner Joey Hilty and business partner Emily Slagel are calling it The Bureau, a cafe within the high-end lighting, housewares and furnishings store, opening at the end of October.
Seen from the sidewalk along Lincoln Street, the 1907 Craftsman-style house in Southeast Portland, Ore., looks entirely traditional, with its covered porch, shake siding and exposed roof beams.
Ranch was the first to go all-in, first in Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock’s lava lamp of a bar Poison’s Rainbow (344 N.E. 28th Ave.), then with a restaurant of their own on Northeast Dekum Street.