The Packard Building


The Packard Building preserves the concrete and glass façade and foundation of a 1920’s automobile dealership while accommodating a very dense redevelopment of the site with a mixed-use residential and retail building. Located in the very urban and active Pike/Pine street corridor of Seattle, the project provides ground floor retail with four levels of apartments above. The retail entrances are carefully aligned with the site’s complex topography and a new landscaped fore-court provides a residential entrance that is clearly separate from the commercial street. The existing basement provided the opportunity for weaving in parking stalls without additional excavation. Architecturally, the contemporary design of the new structure is clearly distinguished from the preserved concrete façade, while maintaining the rhythms of the original building.

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