Before & After: Schoolhouse Revitalizes a Former Police Building in Pittsburgh

A stunning example of adaptive reuse, a 1970s Pittsburgh police bureau now holds the Schoolhouse brand’s newest retail space and co-working offices for local companies.

In 2003, Brian Faherty discovered cast-iron glass shade molds in an old storage warehouse and refurbished them back to working condition, giving rise to the Schoolhouse brand. The lighting and homeware brand has grown exponentially since then, amassing a cult following. 

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Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
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Jennifer Baum Lagdameo is a freelance design writer who has lived in Washington DC, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Manila, and is currently exploring the Pacific Northwest from her home base in Portland, Oregon.


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