King Street

Designing a building for yourselves to occupy is a rare opportunity.


JW Architects seized that opportunity to explore two ideas of critical importance to our firm: collaboration and high energy performance.

We selected our site in the urban core of Seattle for its proximity to our homes, projects, and transit options. The project supports alternate transit with bike parking, showers, and clothes storage. We worked as a team to create a building that we could all stand behind. That vision included net-zero energy use, balanced daylighting and flexibility for future growth.

The 2-story, 3,600 SF office is built at 1257 King Street, between Rainier Avenue and 12th Avenue. The firm is really enjoying the vibrant International District and says that the design of the building, with its saw-tooth roofline and clerestory windows, references the neighborhood’s industrial food-manufacturing character. The glazing and siding strategies were strongly influenced by Japanese design methods.


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