Icon on Smithfield

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Project Overview

Cleveland Construction, Inc. is the construction manager for the historic restoration and adaptive reuse of the Icon on Smithfield building located at 441 Smithfield Street in the central downtown historic district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This 7-story, 286,000 SF building was originally built in 1918 and was placed on the National Register in 2013.  The building housed the Frank & Seder department store until 1954; and most recently, held offices until 2011 when the building was vacated. The historic building is being renovated to serve a new purpose as a mixed-use facility with 40 apartment units on the upper levels, 160,000 SF of office space, 60,000 SF retail space spread over the first 2 floors, and underground parking. 

During the renovation, the building will undergo extensive demolition. The building envelope will receive cosmetic restoration of the terra cotta, limestone, and brick exterior. All the windows will be completely replaced to match the building's original style. The existing 7th floor exterior walls will be removed to create an outdoor space for the residential units. The roof will be replaced and new fire suppression systems and elevators will be installed throughout. Additionally, upgrades for future tenant fit-out in the office and retail spaces will be completed. Sub-basement building services will include new and upgraded mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems throughout the building.

Cleveland Construction is collaborating with architect DLR Group/Westlake Reed Leskosky on this renovation project, which is slated for completion in early 2020.


  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Owner
    Stark Enterprises
  • Architect
    DLR Group / Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Completion Date
    Under Construction


Services Provided

  • Preconstruction Services
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Safety Management

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