Bella Christie and Lil' Z's
Sweet Boutique
Pittsburgh, PA



     Comissioned by two sisters who were already small business entrepreneurs, this vacant one story building was transformed into a focal point within a charming walking business district amongst small independent businesses in Aspinwall, PA. The building, which had previously been both a Burger King restaurant and then a bar, was re-designed into a home for the premier custom cake and dessert artists in Pittsburgh.

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Tuitti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt - Squirrel Hill


Yo Place Frozen

Yogurt - Ross Park Mall

     Designed for a family who owns multiple restaurants, these self-serve yogurt shops were inserted into existing tight spaces to serve two types of walking retail districts - one within the dense urban fabric of the East End, the other within the high end retail shopping of a modern enclosed mall. Both spaces were a challenge to satisfy both my client's demanding programmatic needs and to meet the prevailing building and accessibility codes - a constant balance of the two were required due to limited floor area.

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Three Rivers


Pittsburgh, PA


Korzeniwsky Cullen -


John Cullen, RA -

principal in charge


Andrew Novak Architect -

consulting architect

for exterior detailing

Andrew Novak, RA -

principal in charge

     Approached by both an architect and general contractor (who are colleagues and who were both fast tracking this project for their client and were pressed by an aggressive building schedule), I was asked to architecturally detail for construction exterior design elements of the building that heretofore had not been addressed beyond the design development stage.

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Laundry Factory -


Pittsburgh, PA

     This project is both a spatial and aesthetic expansion of a large and already successful laundry/dry cleaning business into an adjacent space formerly occupied by a failed French bistro. Inconsistencies between floor elevations, a sunken area of the floor slab, and a need for washer and dryer isolation pads, were structural issues to be considered and solved prior to construction.

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'M' Nail Salon

Pittsburgh, PA

     This commercial build-out converted a vacated space into an inviting and friendly nail salon in the bustling Walnut Street business district within the Shadyside neighborhood.

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