ARCHITECT: bjarko | serra Architects
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
CLIENT: Fifty Three
SCHEDULE: 11 weeks
SIZE: 4,756 sf
Fifty Three, located in historic Pioneer Square, was mindful of the natural building elements in its design to bring it up to modern use. Work required the tuck-pointing of the old brick walls and the rough-hewn wooden beam & column structure is left exposed while infusing simple modern and sophisticated elements in contrast. Major revisions to the spaces’ HVAC system took place with the installation of a return air plenum that housed all the HVAC equipment, minimizing its view in the open spaces.
Installation of custom casework, ceramic wall tile and high end fixtures and appliances highlight the kitchenette. Steel paneling tastefully clads the stand alone work rooms that provide meeting areas in addition to two conference rooms. A shop with in-line waste pumping facilitates a 3D printer. Engineered wood flooring was installed to match the grain of the exposed wood columns, with paint, lighting, glazing and MEP revisions also occurring.