Gates Hillman Complex at Carnegie Mellon.

In its July/August 2014 issue, leading design and architecture magazine, Dwell, spotlights Pittsburgh’s unique architecture, topography, design and neighborhood main streets.

In the article, City Guide: 8 Places to Visit in Pittsburgh, architect Andrew Moss walks Dwell through the home that he and his wife, electrical engineer Michelle Yanefski, built in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.

Moss writes: “The city has embraced its urban neighborhoods. We’ve seen a lot of investment into the neighborhoods, into the old business districts and the main streets. These were main commercial streets that had fallen by the wayside, and there are lots of vacant storefronts. What we’ve seen in the past five, ten years is a lot of new energy being put into these areas—new stores, new restaurants. People are moving back into the city who had been in the suburbs.”

Check out the slideshow for Moss’ top design picks in the Burgh, including: the Scaife Gallery at the Carnegie Museum of Art, cure (the restaurant), the Alan Frank House, the Gates and Hillman Center at Carnegie Mellon, the Pennsylvania Rotunda at Union Station , Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina, the Who New? Shop and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...