OFFICE / Core and Shell

High-performing and adaptable.

Through insights like shifting cores to support uninterrupted floor plates or integrating mass timber to allow for expansive views, we create spaces that need to live thousands of different lives. Flexibility is the overarching requirement—truly making spaces that let tenants see their vision for workplace come alive.

A place of historical and cultural significance, Legacy Capitol Hill showcases the beauty of rehabilitating a century-old structure to make it functional for the next hundred years. We preserved the best of the former Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Co.’s historic “Auto Row” character, while creating high-quality, modern creative office and retail spaces – both much needed in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Our architects and interior designer teams responded to the project’s surroundings by uniting three distinct conceptual components: urban infill, additions, and historic landmark restoration. We utilized research from national and international sources to develop an alternative structural design option that would safely accommodate the building’s landmark status. Legacy Capitol Hill now offers 71,500 sq. ft. of new office space, along with retaining 13,500 sq. ft. of retail space. Unanimously approved by the Seattle Design Review Board and whole-heartedly supported by the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council, the adaptive reuse and addition to this historic site thoughtfully blends Capitol Hill’s history with its vibrant future.