Pittsburgh trade school transformed into Tryp by Wyndham

TRYP by Wyndham transforms former Pittsburgh trade school into hotel.
Designed by Pittsburgh firm Desmone Architects, the hotel is also home to the work of over 30 local artists, thanks to a partnership with Casey Droege Cultural Productions. Photo credit: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

An historic trade school building in Pennsylvania has been transformed into the Tryp by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville.

The 108-room hotel was developed by The Century Group, a hospitality company with roots in Pittsburgh.

The property is located in the former Washington Education Center, a vocational trade school, and features art reflecting the various trades taught previously in the building, where guests can see remnants of the school's former basketball court lining the walls of the elevator bank.

Designed by Pittsburgh firm Desmone Architects, the hotel is home to the work of more than 30 local artists, thanks to a partnership with Casey Droege Cultural Productions. Among these is a storytelling installation featuring interviews with former students and staff members of the school, created by production artist Aaron Henderson.

In addition to more than 2,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Tryp by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville has two original restaurant concepts: the street-level Brick Shop and the rooftop Over Eden.There also is a coffee bar, wine shop and event space.

Tryp by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville is the tenth location across the United States and Puerto Rico for the brand, which also recently opened a new hotel in Savannah, Ga.