Interior Design Students Team Up with the Junior League of Pittsburgh to Transform Historic Mansion

By: Justin Shook Filed under: Interior Design

March 23, 2018

Wilkinsburg Mansion near Pittsburgh's East End
Wilkinsburg mansion to become next Junior League of Pittsburgh Show House (Photo by Erin McClain Studio)

Under the direction of Kelly Spewock, Academic Program Chair of Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, students from Introduction to Interior Design and Space Planning classes are working together to design a room in this year’s Junior League of Pittsburgh Show House. They will be working on design implementation during the months of April and May. Additionally, there are 20 other designers, both independent and from design firms, that will be representing their design work in the Wilkinsburg Show House. This is a community outreach project that aims to support community revitalization and to help address the food insecurity problem in Pittsburgh’s East End. The project is expected to be completed by May 2018.

Interior Design students stand in room to be redesigned
Interior Design students stand in future Studio Space 3-16 area

The students’ concept is called Studio Space 3-16. It will drive their final design solution and is described as—Sophisticated with fun and casual undertones make this work space flexible and comfortable. Students will use some purchased furniture and re-purposed finds to create a modern and low budget renovation for this 1905 Georgian-revival mansion in Wilkinsburg.

Studio Space 3-16 story boards:

Interior Design Story Board Wilkinsburg Show House Mansion
Interior Design Story Board with Concept Vision Wilkinsburg Show House Mansion

On Saturday, March 24th, a “Sip & See” party will be held where the general public has the opportunity to tour the 22-room mansion in Wilkinsburg before the designers start working on their rooms.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shares additional details about the project and event—Junior League of Pittsburgh Show House Mansion

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By: Justin Shook Filed under: Interior Design

March 23, 2018