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.”