The Pitch is the result of a revival of a historic church building in a growing part of downtown Cincinnati. The existing exterior historic features and maintaining the character of the original details made this space captivating. Opening the front with large garage style doors of the that engages passersby created a bright, bustling atmosphere inside. A second story roof deck capitalizes on the view of the new TQL stadium right across the street and the addition of a back patio space is a platform for local restauranteurs to showcase their cuisine through food trucks. Inside, the first and second floors were connected via a large break in the floor between them. Located directly above the expansive first floor bar, an atrium creates the ultimate viewing party, with floor-to-ceiling TVs. Retro-inspired patterns create a matchless tension between former and new. Repurposed church pew end caps create a beautiful hand-carved bar façade, underscored with a neon yellow foot rail. All sports are celebrated here and all local teams are represented. The blue and orange floor tile for the FC Cincinnati, red bar stools for our Red Legs, and a glowing orange staircase nods to the Bengals. The design team installed multi-directional turf on the ceilings, creating a field affect that is both quirky and yet natural in this setting. A focal wall made up of sports memorabilia creates conversation and tells the stories of local sports team—from their glory days to now.
Interior Architecture- Small Scale (<5,000 sf)