The Mansions on Fifth, a luxury hotel located on a street once known as “Millionaire’s Row” in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, was recently honored as a 2011 winner of The Master Builders’ Association (MBA) Building Excellence Awards.
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|The three-story solid granite and limestone McCook House in Pittsburgh, Pa. was recently restored and converted into a boutique hotel.|
The extensive revitalization and renovation project for the historic 1906 landmark was reviewed in detail, with extensive information on decorative painting restoration, in a feature article in Durability + Design’s November/ December 2011 issue. See: Gilded-Age Treasure Glitters Anew on Steel City’s Onetime ‘Millionaires’ Row.’
“We are very pleased to have been nominated and chosen as a winner of this prestigious award. We have taken great pride in our ability to revitalize such a beautiful historic Pittsburgh landmark,” said Mary Del Brady and Richard Pearson, owners of Mansions on Fifth.
Presented annually, the Building Excellence Awards are the “highest and most sought- after commercial construction industry awards” in Western Pennsylvania, the owners said.
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|Chantal Bernicky of Fine Art Conservation Services was able to successfully restore the hand-stenciled decorative painting motifs in the second floor chapel.|
Mansions on Fifth was recognized in the category of Renovation Construction Under $10 Million, with general contractor Jendoco Construction Corp., and LDA Architects.
“This noble historic structure was carefully revitalized after the ravages of a fire and years of neglect. Jendoco rose to the challenge, which involved extensive work to modernize the century-old building’s plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, while maintaining the stately ‘Millionaire’s Row’ character of this venerable mansion,” said William Bates, AIA, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Inc. Bates and other jury members from the community selected winning projects in accordance with program rules and criteria.
“Jendoco’s meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship has restored this piece of history, making it an asset for future generations to enjoy,” Bates added.
The MBA announced the winners for the Building Excellence Awards competition at an event held Feb. 23 in Pittsburgh. The event attracted more than 800 construction-industry professionals in Western Pennsylvania.
“We congratulate all of our winning teams and projects that help contribute to our economy and general health of the construction industry,” said Jack Ramage, executive director of the MBA.
“All too often, we fail to appreciate the contributions local contractors make to our environment and to our quality of life,” Ramage said.
More information: Master Builders’ Association; Mansions on Fifth.