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ProFiles Season 2 Episode 5: From Building Blocks to Building DREAMS - Designer Delivers Big on Beautiful Spaces & Service to Clients

2 min read
Published on February 09, 2023

ProFiles Podcast host Tom Krauetler spoke with IIDA Designer Greg Newman of Way Architecture, a Full Service Architectural and Interior Design firm in Pittsburgh that is passionately client focused, looking to deliver beauty and utility on every project, treating the client’s money and time like their own.






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headshot of Greg Newman
Greg Newman of Way Architecture


A Look Into the Work


Two projects illustrate the commitment to service Greg brings to Way Architecture + Design Partners, using the power of design to conceptualize a client’s vision and destination - creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind experiences that are as functional as they are unforgettable:
The 1781 Club blends inspiration from an eclectic farmhouse gathering place with a rich, modern lounge experience -  where a gourmet kitchen, indoor golf simulators, and sweeping views ignite the imagination. Get your camera button ready; using light, color, and intriguing decor, the creativity and magnitude of this design deliver inspiration throughout its picturesque golf course setting.
Or, transport yourself to the rugged and whimsical Lumberjaxes, where Greg and Way Architecture brought to life an enchanting homage to all things wood and fun, for the stylish Pittsburgh Axe-Throwing venue. For outings, happy hours, or events, you enter a kingdom of timber - from polished live-edge tables, to the swirling, jungle-like wall décor, to the raw lumber of the targets at which you’ll learn to hurl axes with precision.
Here are photos from these projects you don’t want to miss..


The Unbelievable Before & After's of 1781 Club 

Martik Brothers was the General Contractor for the Aeon Properties' 1781 Club Renovation.
MBI Construction supervised all on site activities and self performed many construction elements in house 
to seamlessly blend the construction of the design with the client's vision..


exterior of home designed by Way Architecture
Exterior of the 1781 Club of Western Pennsylvania, with design work by Way Architecture


interior space of home
The interior of the 1781 Club lounge and restaurant, with its large dining area, lounge, and vaulted ceilings, provided the space for stunning design improvements by Newman and partner Mike Bliss, R.A.


left image of 1781 Club exterior prior to renovation, right image shows dark interior of same space



Interior of 1781 Club restaurant


Gold simulator bays at the 1781 Club


left image shows large castle doors right image is one of the bars at the clube


The Compelling Vision for an Axe-Throwing Venue & Event Space

The Cranberry Lumberjaxes venue is one of two in the Pittsburg area. Other locations include the Lumberjaxes in Phoenix, Arizona


the large bar and banquet area of Lumberjaxes axe throwing venue


Images showing Lumberjaxes full bar and instructor demonstrating axe hold behind head



left images shows a customer removing axe from wooden bullseye, right image shows target bays across a large dining area



About the ProFiles Podcast

Listen, learn and grow your construction, remodeling or contractor business with the ProFiles Podcast, presented by LL Flooring Pro. Host Tom Kraeutler profiles veteran contractors willing to share tips, tricks and ideas that are specific and actionable -- and that will result in helping make you more successful in your business.

Before launching The Money Pit, the nation’s largest home improvement radio show and podcast, Tom Kraeutler spent decades working as a tradesman, builder and professional home inspector. He’s a trusted voice to millions of homeowners and legions of contractors who appreciate his authority and expertise in construction, remodeling, design and related building trades.

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