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Pike Place Marketfront

Seattle, WA
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories

    1

  • Sq. footage

    210,000

Pike Place MarketFront adds 50 vendor stalls; 40 low-income and senior apartments; commercial, retail and office space; a public roof terrace and walkways; and 300 underground parking spaces to the Pike Place Market Historic District in Seattle. Comprised primarily of heavy timber, light wood framing, and cast-in-place concrete, the project draws contextual inspiration from the simple utilitarian character of the existing market. This historic precedent, combined with timber’s carbon-negative footprint, abundant local sourcing, and speed of erection, made it an easy choice for the project team. While timber is typically used to support gravity loads, the structural engineer designed composite timber and steel framing members to manage portions of the building’s lateral loads. Enclosed by a timber-frame glazing system, the monumental structure includes a vibrant hall housing retail and restaurant spaces while preserving historic views of Puget Sound. Heavy timber columns, beams and decking serve as both structure and finish, bringing the natural beauty of wood to the space

  • Construction Type:

    IV-A

  • Building Type:

    Mixed-Use

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Timber-Frame / Post and Beam

Individuals Involved:
  • David Miller

    Architect

  • David Fields

    Structural Engineer

  • Garrett Condel

    General Contractor

  • Ben Franz-Knight