Alaska Building

Location: Seattle, WA

Graham’s pre-construction role aided the design team by identifying unknowns during the structural exploration of the existing building. Then as the project moved into the construction phase, our coordination with the Owner’s structural steel fabricator proved invaluable in assuring that the new structural elements were able to interface seamlessly with the 104-year-old building.

A high-degree of coordination and teamwork proved critical in mitigating the constraints of erecting a 15-story high-rise in Seattle’s historic and cramped Pioneer Square area. With an extremely limited staging and lay-down area, a high degree of accuracy and coordination was necessary to assure that materials could be delivered to the jobsite ‘just in time’.

Historical renovation work, designed to conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, included complete renovation of existing turn of the century wood windows and frames, masonry restoration and seismic damage repair. Following the renovation, the building was converted to a 262-room hotel.

Contract Value

$10.2M USD

Prime Consultant

Clarke Design Group

Project Owner


Contract Format

Stipulated Price

Completion Date

April 2009

Contract Duration

12 months