2100 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
5411 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
- 13,000 SF Building
- 2,500 SF Gallery
- Urban Construction
- LEED Silver Certification
Contemporary Craft, Relocation to Lawrenceville
Contemporary Craft is a non-profit organization whose mission is to present contemporary art in craft materials (clay, fiber, metal, mixed media, glass, paper/book art, and wood) by international, national and regional artists, since 1971. Contemporary Craft offers innovative exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and contemporary art, as well as a range of workshops, community outreach programs, and a store featuring art objects handcrafted by emerging and established artists.
The organization needed to move from its Strip District home of 34 years because of the commercial redevelopment of the historic Produce Terminal Building. In anticipation of the move to Upper Lawrenceville, Contemporary Craft interviewed and hired Jendoco to partner with them in this exciting opportunity.
Their new home, located in Upper Lawrenceville, was purchased in February 2019. The building was a former industrial building that most recently housed a light manufacturing facility for trophies and plaques.
Jendoco Construction was engaged to totally renovate the space for Contemporary Craft. Jendoco worked diligently with the Architect, GBBN, and Craig Dunham of Dunham reGroup, LLC, to help with the design, cost estimating and construction of the new 13,000 square foot facility. The interior of the building was completely demolished and rebuilt to the new program needs. New openings for large windows and a new entrance were created. The biggest challenge with this project was time. Jendoco assembled an excellent team of subcontractors along with a great group of people from the owner’s side. Through hard work and close coordination of the schedule, we were able to move the Contemporary Craft into the building in early January 2020, less than one year from the time that they had purchased the building.