Architecture & Interior Design

​Specialty Bar at PPG Paints Arena

DLA+ provided interior design services for the Pittsburgh Penguins and design-build partner PJ Dick on the renovation of an existing space at CONSOL Energy Center newly named PPG Paints Arena. The renovation consisted of turning 1,500 SF of existing retail space into a specialty bar by opening the space more into the concourse of the second level of the arena.

Sports & Exhibition Authority (SEA)
Pittsburgh Penguins
Interior Design
Completion Date
Project Size
​1,500 SF
PJ Dick

Project Challenges and Outcomes


The concept for the bar is to give fans a high-end experience while incorporating elements of the arena in keeping with the original building design.


The bar design was achieved by opening the space into the lower bowl concourse of the arena. The result was a revenue generating space with high-gloss finishes, a unique use of lighting with team logos that are backlit, lighted shelving for spirits, and glass to create a transparency and openness while reflecting the quality of the ice playing surface. Additionally, the new specialty bar provided a sponsorship opportunity and yet another source of revenue.