The Camlin Hotel is a national historic landmark high-rise structure in downtown Seattle. Johnson Oaklief Architecture and Planning was charged to fully restore and refurbish the hotel rooms, lobby and guest services areas. The lobby, exterior and rooftop features were returned to their original, historic condition. The guest floors were reconfigured to provide full-service suites, and new conference and recreation areas were added. A former rooftop restaurant was converted into penthouse suites, conforming to the original building design.
With expert planning and review, all the building systems were entirely upgraded, including full seismic and life safety improvements, providing the Camlin the ability to function well into the new century.