100 Stewart Hotel and Apartments (Thompson Seattle)

Location Seattle, Washington
Design Principal Tom Kundig
Principal Kirsten R. Murray

Located where the downtown Seattle grid hinges, just steps from the iconic Pike Place Market, the 100 Stewart Hotel and Apartment takes advantage of its pivotal site at the convergence of four distinct zones: the Belltown neighborhood, Pike/Pine Retail Corridor, Pike Place Market district and the Downtown Business district.

The design concept, which takes into account the unique interception at First Avenue and Stewart, responds to the urban form through a gestural move at the terminus of the street grid. The design move lends prominence to the corner as a gateway to the Belltown neighborhood and terminus of Pike Place Market, creating a “hinge” or articulation to accentuate this change in the street grid between neighborhoods.

A street grid shift at this location created an opportunity to reflect that shift in the building itself.

Transparency, activity and openness between 100 Stewart’s storefront and street-level presence create a vibrant urban space. Street-level spaces extend out visually into the sidewalk, inviting pedestrians to engage with the building at multiple entry points. Open facades and variations in paving materials and textures help to orient pedestrians toward building entries where large open portals in the facade provide access to the open courtyard.

Information

Team

Design Principal

Tom Kundig

Principal

Kirsten R. Murray

Project Manager

Jeff Ocampo

Project Architect

Brian Walters

Publications

2016

Alberts, Hana R. “Checking In Thompson Seattle.” New York Post, 12 July 2016, 45. Print.

Alberts, Hana R. “This brand-new Seattle hotel is anything but grungy.” New York Post, 12 July 2016. Web.

Benliyan, Anush. “A Beautiful Rooftop Bar Crowns Seattle’s Newest City Escape.” Robb Report, 19 May 2016. Web.

Burke, Francesca Gilberti. “Weekend Getaway: Where to Stay, Eat, and Play in Seattle.” Architectural Digest, 13 July 2016. Web.

“Check Out.” GRAY No. 29, Aug.-Sept. 2016, 38. Print.

Clement, Bethany Jean. “5 new Seattle restaurants—plus 2 resurrected ones, fun food events and more.” The Seattle Times, 10 June 2016. Web.

“Commune Debuts Thompson Seattle.” Boutique Design, 2 June 2016. Web.

Hale, Lara. “Take in Panoramic Views of the Puget Sound at Thompson Seattle.” Seattle Magazine, 14 June 2016. Web.

Hochman, David. “First Look At Thompson Seattle Hotel Opening Summer 2016.” Forbes, 3 March 2016. Web.

Levy, Nat. “Real Estate Buzz: Things are looking up in Seattle as new bars and restaurants open in high places.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 9 June 2016. Web.

“Newly-Built Thompson Hotel Opens in the Heart of Downtown Seattle.” Hospitality Net, 3 June 2016. Web.

Payne, Patti. “Exclusive: Take an inside look at luxury hotel Thompson Seattle, set to open Friday.” Puget Sound Business Journal, 31 May 2016. Web.

Shen Rastogi, Nina. “Seattle’s New Best.” Conde Nast Traveler, Aug. 2016, 36. Print. Web. 

Speros, Will. “Thompson Hotels Opens in Seattle.” Hospitality Design, 2 June 2016. Web.

“Stopover: Seattle.” Uncrate. Dec 2016. Web.

Tan, Mick. “Three firms collaborate for Thompson Seattle hotel.” Hotel Management, 30 June 2016. Web.

“Thompson Hotels Seattle Influencers X Olson Kundig.” Thompson Hotels Upper Stories, 20 July 2016, Web.

“Thompson Seattle Set to Open June 1.” Luxury Travel Magazine, 29 April 2016. Web.

Yadegaran, Jessica. “Downtown’s Thompson Hotel now open.” Seattle Magazine, 31 May 2016. Web.

Awards

2016

NAIOP Hospitality Development of the Year

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