Teamwork among union contractors and craftsmen lays the foundation for many of this region's premier facilities. Experience, leveraging technology, safety priorities and attention to detail are the hallmarks of union work. Whether your project is new construction, renovation or retrofitting, it's done with diligence to meet your budget and scheduling requirements. And when it's needed, union professionals are experts at maintaining sensitivity to preserver the history of a site, a building or appearance.
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Rustic Aesthetics and Brewery Functionality Come Together at Southern Tier Brewing
Southern Tier Brewing Company, located in Lakewood, New York, viewed Pittsburgh as an exciting market in which to expand its business. Located on the North Shore between the stadiums and among other new office and entertainment development, the brewpub includes a full-service restaurant, tap room, onsite brewing, and a small gift shop.
The first phase of construction was an 11,000 square-foot interior fit-out including the restaurant and bar, brewing areas, MEP systems, and offices. Whiskey barrels and rustic elements were used as a design theme throughout the space.
Light fixtures were hand-crafted from barrels cut in half and splayed open for the unique design. Wood slats from whiskey barrels were also installed along the kitchen walls in a basket-weave pattern. The stand-alone tables in the bar area are reclaimed pieces of wood from the beams above the bar. A shadowbox of the Southern Tier logo was installed along the back wall, illuminated by remote-controlled roped lighting inside the framing. The shadowbox is 3/16th steel, cut and aged for a rustic look. The second phase of construction focused on the exterior, creating an 8,500 square-foot biergarten.
The Project: Southern Tier Brewing Company Restaurant, Micro-Brewery, Biergarten
Owner: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Architect: Fukui Architects
General Contractor: Landau Building Company, Pittsburgh, PA
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