Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Exp

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Exp

Olson Kundig

Leavengood Architects
Seattle, Washington, USA | View Map
Project Year
Lara Swimmer
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Marmoleum – Linoleum Tile Forbo Flooring Systems
Exterior Lighting – 6387MH SeriesBEGA
Lighting DesignCandela
Water Fountains Elkay
Task Lighting – Parabelle 87606.023/12676.023Erco

Product Spec Sheet
Marmoleum – Linoleum Tile
by Stantec
Exterior Lighting – 6387MH Series
Lighting Design
by Candela
Water Fountains
by Elkay
Task Lighting – Parabelle 87606.023/12676.023
by Erco

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

Olson Kundig as Architects

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, in Seattle’s Chinatown International District, provides space for community meetings and events, public space for the neighborhood, theater space for performances and presentations, exhibit spaces for community art and emerging Asian Pacific American artists, family-centered learning environments and leadership development for neighborhood youth. The design grew out of the original, 1910 multi-story building that served as a social center and living quarters for Chinese, Japanese and Filipino immigrants. Drawing inspiration from the building’s rich history, we saved as much of the original building as possible. In addition to building materials – such as timbers cut out between floors – the character and scale of the building were maintained.

On the upper floors, original narrow doorways and corridors and small rooms preserve the intimacy of the original space, and are a venue for the museum’s immersion exhibits. Re-use and recycling play an important role in the building’s sustainable strategies. Windows and doors were repaired and reinstalled, fir joists were recycled as stair treads, and fire doors and other no longer “functional” objects served as inspiration for furniture and works of art. Operable windows and two-story lightwells encourage natural air flow, while transparency between adjacent spaces and floors allow daylight to filter down to the main entry level.

Material Used :

1. Jeld-Wen – New Single-hung Windows (50% of windows refurbished from existing)

2. Herzog, Inc. – Insulated glazing for new windows and storefront

3. Evergreen House – Aluminum/Insulated Glass Skylights

4. OB Williams Millworks – Teak and Glass Entry Doors

5. Gerry Tsutakawa – Sculpted Bronze Door Pulls

6. Gerry Tsutakawa– 17-foot Fan-Shaped Entry Canopy (fabricated by Dimensional Design)

7. Reclaimed Wood Flooring – Stained White Oak Tongue & Groove

8. Existing Wood Flooring – Fir

9. Forbo Marmoleum – Linoleum Tile

10. Shaw – Carpet Tile

11. Dahl – Ceramic Tile

12. Northwest Wood Works – Custom Reception Furniture (Refurbished Fire Door), Tin with Plywood and Black Plastic Laminate

13. Northwest Wood Works – Custom Casework (Reception, Store, Mezzanine)

14. Finelite – Interior Ambient Lighting – S8-P Series

15. Halo – Downlights – C6042 Series, C17042 Series

16. Lightolier – Downlights – SW Series, 8021/6132 Series, SPS1 Series, 8022/7142 Series, CS7142V Series, ExcelineSeries,C4T4HW-CCDP-C439T4E Series

17. Bega – Exterior Lighting – 6387MH Series

18. ERCO – Task Lighting –Parabelle 87606.023/12676.023

19. Light Lab – Track Lighting –LPB-51-9A-Finish NT Series, L-115-8A-Finish NT Series, M-1310-3 Series, L-193-9A-Finish NT Series, LPB-51-5A-Finish NT Series, M-1308-3 Series

20. Stonco – Industrial Lighting – VC Series

21. Elkay – Water Fountains

22. Kohler – Sinks& Toilets– Soho Wall Mount, Wellworth, Highline, Wellcomme, Highcliff and Bardon Superior

23. Irving – Theater Fixed Seating

24. Advance Fire Protection – Fire Suppression – Sprinklers

25. Moderco – Operable Partition – Quiet Track #45

26. Otis – Elevator – Holeless Hydraulic

Project Credits
Civil & Structural Engineer
Historic Preservation
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