Photo courtesy of Schoolhouse Electric.

A long and loving article out this month from the modern design magazine Dwell gives praise to Schoolhouse Electric’s remarkable makeover of the building that once housed Pittsburgh’s police detectives.

In what Dwell calls “a stunning example of adaptive reuse,” this East Liberty building that stood empty for nearly a decade reopened last fall and includes a Schoolhouse retail space, Beauty Shoppe coworking offices and a coffee shop run by Joey Hilty of The Vandal.

They mention the work of mossArchitects and the many elements that were preserved from the original, 1970s-era space, including tanker desks and wall tiles.

Read the full story and view the gorgeous before-and-after photos here.

Melissa Rayworth

Kidsburgh Editor Melissa Rayworth specializes in stories about culture, gender, design and parenting. She has written for a variety of outlets in the U.S. and Asia, and is a frequent contributor to The...