Adaptive Reuse, Residential
Pretty on the INside
The original structure featured thick Douglas fir joists unseen in the construction world for a hundred years, gorgeous arched-brick openings in the interior bearing walls, and massive round columns with mushroom capitals. It had great bones throughout. New systems were designed and coordinated to mesh with the existing building.
Upper floors now offer beautiful residential apartments in this very desirable downtown neighborhood.
CONSERVING HISTORY IN THE MODERN WORLD
RoehrSchmitt worked closely with the development teams historic consultant Hess Roise to determine what changes could and could not be made to the building. The best possible outcome was a completely modernized building that maintains the character of the original structure, while updating it for another hundred years of productive use.