The following are just a few of the recent projects successfully designed and completed by Andrew Novak Architect. Please visit the Residential and Commercial pages for a more comprehensive look at projects related to their respective building type.  


Rear Yard Covered Patio Addition

Private Residence

Pittsburgh, PA


Blackwood & Associates -



Andrew Novak Architect -

architect of record

Andrew Novak, RA -

principal in charge

     Located in a leafy East End neighborhood of Pittsburgh; this covered stone patio addition nestles comfortably into the rear yard of this grand stone and stucco house. The project attempts to echo the design elements of broad, breezy verandas common to early 20th century homes while introducing an understated roof balcony off the second floor master suite providing the homeowners' with a quiet, private sanctuary from family life. This generous, wide, open patio is a continued expression of the detailing of the original house and porches with space and experience anchored around a new bespoke stone hearth.

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The Exercise Coach

Pittsburgh, PA

   This in-line tenant space build-out houses a new one-on-one personalized fitness studio in a strip mall within a commercial district in Mt. Lebanon, PA. The 'Exercise Coach' provides a (20) minute, data driven, coach led alternative to conventional fitness. It is high-efficiency strength training, guided by a certified 'Exercise Coach,' in which quality matters much more than quantity. Their coaches use data and technology to optimize one's results fast - in (1) or (2) (20) minute workouts per week.

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