Rainier Annex

Rainier Annex

Architect
Best Practice Architecture
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA | View Map
Project Year
2014
Category
Pump stations
Mark Woods

Rainier Annex

Best Practice Architecture as Architects

Best Practice was asked to develop a master plan for a multi-phase development of a 16,700sf site that was originally a gas station providing multiple options for artist studios. The first phase consists of building a new pre-engineered building, remodeling the old body shop garage and creating an outdoor sculpture garden. The site planning strategy was to create a composition of multiple buildings that would allow for autonomy for each tenant while feeling like they are a part of a community.


The existing buildings received a light make over consisting primarily of new windows and enhanced landscaping. The new building was constructed using an “off the shelf” industrial building system and then customized with unique windows, a mezzanine office with steel stair, and wood interior paneling. The space is used by a metal sculptor, who’s need for a tall volume of space accommodates both the creations and equipment.


Material Used :

1. Heritage Building Systems

2. Marlin Windows

3. Simpson Doors

4. Overhead Door Company

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