Seattle retail shell building scheme A

Seattle, Washington
Mark R. Blubaugh, Architect

The Roosevelt neighborhood plan called for emphasis on this corner to represent the west gateway to the Roosevelt neighborhood. This is a small project with a large role to fill, so all schemes include a tower element at the corner to give the building more of a presence. This scheme incorporated an open air breezeway space between the two buildings at the corner to provide a convenient access from the parking lot and entrances to the retail spaces. There is a one way entry only parking lot access from the street, with exit to occur via the alley. The final design incorporated the separate, small south building with access from the side street and the pedestrian breezeway concept from this scheme.