As Seattle prepares for the completion of its underground tunnel and the demolition of its 1960s-era viaduct, properties along the city’s waterfront and Alaska Way will become revitalized waterfront development opportunities. This South Jackson property presented just such an opportunity and Mark worked with the potential buyer on a feasibility study of the land-use restrictions, Pioneer Square Historic District impacts, massing, site capacity, and building envelope designs.
The program for the site consists of ground-floor retail with apartments above and a gracious rooftop deck to capitalize on views of Elliott Bay to the West. Various cladding and envelope studies explored the relationship of a new building within the historic fabric of Pioneer Square surrounding the site. The work was completed while Mark was a founding principal at Urbanadd.