TRYP Hotel

TRYP Hotel

TRYP Hotel occupies a 100-year-old vocational school building in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Lawrenceville neighborhood. The TRYP Team’s vision resulted in the first large-scale development to truly echo the diversity found in Lawrenceville.
TRYP Hotel occupies a 100-year-old vocational school building in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Lawrenceville neighborhood. The TRYP Team’s vision resulted in the first large-scale development to truly echo the diversity found in Lawrenceville.

Create a plan that works.

Each TRYP hotel’s design and amenities are an extension of the place it calls home. Although there were many challenges and obstacles that came with repurposing the old infrastructure of the Washington Trade School, the design team was inspired by Century’s vision of a boutique hotel reflective of the Lawrenceville neighborhood.

Giving form to vision

Influences of Lawrenceville’s history and inviting design were incorporated into several areas of the building including the patio, interior colors, and a recreation of the original 1930s floor plan. The original design and play on colors and texture enhance the hometown and neighborhood feel of the hotel.

Working out the details

The exterior design is rooted in the historical context of a city built on manufacturing. Use of corrugated metal is reminiscent of the existing rear structure that was torn down. The weathering steel’s patina blends the facade within the transformed eclectic surroundings.

Building your vision.

The rear Shop Building along Almond Way was removed as well as the Auditorium/Gymnasium Annex which was part of the 1930s building along 40th Street. By removing these buildings, a new corner entry was designed to access the hotel lobby creating a vehicular drop off and parking for hotel guests.

Maximizing your investment

The original details of the historic building have been preserved with care and, combined with the work of local artisans, provide a true neighborhood experience. The building’s story unfolds around every corner. Century Equities partnered with Desmone and other local designers, chefs, and artists to create a new Lawrenceville standard in a historic landmark.
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TRYP Hotel occupies a 100-year-old vocational school building in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Lawrenceville neighborhood. The TRYP Team’s vision resulted in the first large-scale development to truly echo the diversity found in Lawrenceville.