12th Avenue Arts

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The 12th Avenue Arts project represents a unique 14-year partnership and effort between Capitol Hill Housing, the Seattle Police Department, and a consortium of three Capitol Hill based theater groups—Strawberry Theater Workshop, New Century Theater, and Washington Ensemble Theater. The project provides 88 units of work-force housing, two performing arts venues, vibrant ground floor retail and restaurant space, incubator office space for non-profit organizations, and a secure underground parking facility for police officers of the East Precinct. The main entry is pulled back from the sidewalk, creating an outdoor plaza. An undulating veil of fenestration above also serves as the building marquee.

Client: Capitol Hill Housing
Location: Seattle, Washington
Program: 88 affordable apartments, permanently affordable performance space, ground floor retail, non-profit office space, 115 parking spaces for SPD.
Highlights: Winner of ULI’s 2015 Global Awards for Excellence; PSRC’s 2014 VISION 2040 Award; 2nd place in the City of Seattle’s People’s Choice Urban Design Awards, Midrise Category; 2015 AGC Build Washington Award.