An isosceles triangle in plan, the monumental Schenley High School opened in 1916 at the edge of the Oakland neighborhood and was the first high school in the United States to cost more than one million dollars to build. The school functioned for nearly a century until closed down by the public school system.
Since, 2012, Strada has been working with PMC Property Group to re-envision the historic school’s rooms as apartments and amenity spaces, at the same time tackling the many logistical issues that are part of this adaptive reuse project. The building provides approximately 175 units aimed at graduate students attending nearby universities.
Photography use courtesy of PMC Property Group