Professor Jonathan Kline and Partner Christine Brill Translate their Love for Pittsburgh into Designs that Respect its History and Create New Lives for Old Spaces

  School of Architecture Associate Studio Professor    Jonathan Kline    (A 1998) and architect Christine Brill (A 1999). Image: University Advancement

School of Architecture Associate Studio Professor Jonathan Kline (A 1998) and architect Christine Brill (A 1999). Image: University Advancement

Urban designer and School of Architecture Associate Studio Professor Jonathan Kline (A 1998) and architect Christine Brill (A 1999) are partners in marriage and in revitalizing and beautifying Pittsburgh — one space at a time. 

“As a small architecture practice, we do a very broad range of really diverse projects,” said Kline. Their decade-old design firm, Studio for Spatial Practice, is increasingly gaining local and national attention and awards.

One of the firm’s nationally lauded projects is the award-winning restaurant Superior Motors in Braddock, Pa. Housed in a long-vacant car dealership across from the U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works – Edgar Thomson Plant, the restaurant was conceived in collaboration with Executive Chef Kevin Sousa and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman. Superior Motors was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 “Restaurants of the Year 2018,” the “Best New Restaurant of 2018” by Pittsburgh Magazine and is on Time magazine’s list of “100 Greatest Places 2018.”

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  Alumni Christine Brill and Jonathan Kline are earning praise for their design work around Pittsburgh, such as the new Superior Motors restaurant in Braddock, Pa.   Image: University Advancement

Alumni Christine Brill and Jonathan Kline are earning praise for their design work around Pittsburgh, such as the new Superior Motors restaurant in Braddock, Pa. Image: University Advancement