Union Trust

Client  |  The Davis Companies
Project Location  |  Pittsburgh, PA
Project Size  |  11-stories, 460,000 s.f.
Date of Completion | 2016
Budget | $20 million

The Challenge:
Existing architectural terracotta and masonry facades were damaged and leaking into the building interior.

Project Scope:

  • The Union Trust Building is a historical landmark in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. This 11-story building with precast concrete exterior façade and spectacular 4-story terracotta mansard roof was built in 1915.

  • Working under the executive architect Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goetell, as the exterior restoration architect, Wessling Architects performed an extensive façade study focusing mainly on the intricately designed mansard, interior mansard windows and sidewalks along the exterior façade.

  • Reviewed all existing drawings and background documents, repair details including the waterproof flashing for each dormer and parapet, specifications and provided project management.