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MORROW PA R K C I T Y A PA R T M E N T S


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M O R R O W PA R K C I T Y A PA R T M E N T S Project Type

Developer

Market-Rate Multifamily Housing

City Club Apartments

Construction Type

Architect

Podium - 5 stories of wood frame over 1 level of precast, plus 2 levels of underground parking

BKV Group

Project Size 213 units (142 units/acre) Project Footprint 1.5 Acres Number of Stories 6 stories Overall Gross Square Footage 273,000 SF Project Cost $37,300,000 construction cost Completion Date

June 2016

Interior Designer BKV Group Structural/Mechanical/Electrical BKV Group Landscape Architect Damon Farber Associates Civil Engineer Civil & Environmental Consultants Builder Rycon Construction Consultants Lerch Bates Renaissance 3 Architects USAquatics Allen & Shariff Engineering Jay P. Nelson

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Intro Morrow Park City Apartments is undoubtedly the most wellknown Pittsburgh apartment project, marrying extravagance and convenience within the city’s bustling Bloomfield community. This 213-unit luxury-apartment complex is brand new to an area that hasn’t experienced a residential building of its scale in generations, and Morrow Park’s lavish architecture and upscale amenities are certain to break the mold in the luxury apartments Pittsburgh presently has to offer. The modern design draws influences from the broader mosaic and patchwork of Pittsburgh’s neighbor hoods, as well as Bloomfield’s convergence of commercial establishments, distinctive homes and churches, and the immediate adjacency on automobile row and its industry of assembly, craft, and machinery.


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PRE-DEVELOPMENT Morrow Park City Apartments is located on the site of a for mer auto dealership that was a mainstay of the local community for most of the twentieth century, consisting of primarily singlefamily homes, with most homeowners living in the area for many years. The developer and design team worked closely with the Bloomfield Citizens Council and the Baum-Centre Corridor Initiative to listen to and consider the concerns of the neighboring communities. The property transitioned from a concrete-heavy site into a vibrant, luxury apartment residence aimed at attracting young working professionals. The design highlights the important node at Liberty Avenue and Baum Boulevard, anchors the corner of Triangle Park, and becomes a defining gateway into Bloomfield.

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P RE- D EVEL O PME NT / / Mas s ing S ket c hes


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P RE- D EVEL O PME NT / / Sit e C ont ext 1. FLEX PA RKIN G

4. COUR TYAR DS

2. P H Y S I C AL LINKS

5. POCKET PAR KS

3. OUTDOOR D IN I N G

6. NEI GHBOR HOOD PAR KS


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P RE- D EVEL O PME NT / / U r b an / S it e Cont ex t

Frist United Methodist Church

Existing Apartments


For mer Don Allen Car Dealership

Existing Site

Ritter’s Diner

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P RE- D EVEL O PME NT / / E x te r io r V isioning


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SCHEMATIC DESIGN Baum Boulevard’s non-orthogonal axis provided the building with unique angles creating the opportunity of a major design feature that harkens back to Pittsburgh’s steel manufacturing history. Decorative Corten steel panels are the focal element of the design along Baum Boulevard and at the main entrance to Morrow Park. The Morrow Park design team took careful consideration of the type of amenities and floorplan layouts that most young professionals look for in selecting an apartment. The bustling neighbor hood attracts young professionals and offers a variety of units to fit their needs.


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SCH EM AT IC D E S I G N / / E le v at ion V iews


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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT The building’s design responds to its urban and natural surroundings with a palate of materials that are both elemental and durable. Stone, brick, metal, wood, and glass create for ms that emerge solid and straight, defining the building volumes on the site’s north and west boundaries. These for ms are positioned to engage with the public water feature and provide views of the wooded landscape beyond to the south and east.

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D ESI G N D EV E L O PME N T / / R end erings


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D ESI G N D EV E L O PME N T / / Ma t erialit y

Currugated Metal Panel

Corten Metal Cladding

Per forated Metal


Fiber Cement Panels

Brick

Laminated Wood Panels

Grow Walls

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SUSTAINABILITY & SITE The project used several sustainable and green practices to meet the requirements of the NAHB Green Building Standard Certification. The newly landscaped site reduces the amount of stor m water, with landscaping added to filter non-hazardous pollutants before it becomes runoff. All the systems in the complex are energy efficient - water heaters to mechanical systems to bathroom fans, reducing the overall demand for energy. The windows feature an average U-value of 0.35 or better, which significantly reduces heating and cooling costs for individual units by trapping heat in the winter and keeping it out in the summer. Nearby access to mass transit and walkability to restaurants and entertainment reduce the need for automobiles.

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THE FINAL PRODUCT Morrow Park City Apartments is one the most well-known Pittsburgh apartments, with the cutting-edge architecture and upscale amenities breaking the mold for luxury living in the city by offering over 24 unique floor plans, including generously expansive one-bedroom penthouses, spacious studio, one-, and two-bedroom units. There is also a trendy guest lobby and business center/conference room for working professionals, and a clubroom with lounge seating, fireplace, gour met kitchen and gaming area. Outside, a courtyard garden is equipped with an indoor/outdoor movie theater, lounge seating, and fire pit to encourage social interaction. The heated pool and hot tub are a hit with residents as well, and dog walking, dry cleaning, and personal concierge service round out the amenities that meet any resident’s needs.


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L O BB Y The interior reinforces the aesthetic of industry reflecting the new immigrant – the young professional, not yet willing to quite settle down, but who still wants to be a part of a new dynamic contemporary living environment, as well as an established neighbor hood that has a sense of place. The vibe at Morrow Park is one of a boutique-style hotel, with services at resident’s fingertips.


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D W EL L I N G S Whether a city native or new transplant, a daily commuter or work from home, Morrow Park offers flexible apartments tailored to a variety of needs combined with first-rate amenities. Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring nine to eighteen-foot ceilings, and sleek hardwood flooring accentuate each apartment home, with every room designed with residents in mind.


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A M EN IT I E S Luxurious and convenience-focused amenities abound at the Morrow Park City Apartments. Physical amenities include boutique-style lobby, business center with WiFi, clubroom with gour met kitchen and gaming area, access to a 24-hour fitness center, and a vibrant outdoor courtyard.


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BKV GROUP BKV Group is a holistic design fir m providing a full complement of architecture, interior design, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction administration services. Our core belief is that regardless of project type, design has a profound impact on the community, and our responsibility as a multidisciplinary fir m is to enhance the economic, aesthetic, social, and environmental context of the communities we shape and design. Since 1978, BKV Group has grown from a sole proprietorship into a diverse partnership with 200+ employees sharing knowledge across practice sites in Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC, creating relevant and meaningful design solutions that allow our clients’ dreams to become a reality.


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