1111 E. Pike

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

1111 E. Pike brings architectural diversity to the Pike/Pine neighborhood by serving as a modern counterpoint to nearby remodeled historic structures. The site's long history as part of Seattle's auto row is captured in the 1111's tall, wide windows and high ceilings, the use of steel, and an exterior of panelized siding with a palette inspired by classic car colors from the 1950s. It was designed so that owners would be able to choose the exterior color of their unit from a pre-selected set, much like selecting your own car color, resulting in a mix-and-match aesthetic.

The owner and developer of this project, a longtime resident of the neighborhood, wanted to support the economic and social diversity of the neighborhood by providing affordable housing. The result is a 38,179-square-foot multi-use building: ground level retail, 27 affordable condominium units on five residential floors, a rooftop garden and two levels of underground parking. Simple materials and straightforward construction kept costs low, enabling people who work in the community to live there as well.

Inside each unit, a custom-designed Puzzle Door allows owners to adapt their space as needed. 1111 E. Pike meets LEED requirements for Development Density, Site Selection, Alternate Transportation, and Storm-water Management.

Information

Team

Design Principal

Tom Kundig

Principal

Kirsten R. Murray

Project Manager

Jim Friesz

Awards

2011

AIA National Housing Awards, AIA National Housing Award

AIA Seattle and Seattle DJC, Project of the Month: February

Publications

2011

“1111 E. Pike.” Be One Magazine, June 2011, 48. Print.

Enlow, Clair. “Project of the Month: Pike-Pine sports a new machine for living.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 9 Feb. 2011, 3,11. Print.

2009

O’Leary, Shannon. “Shape Shifting.” Seattle Magazine, October 2009, 52-55. Print.

2008

“Kundig does condos.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 12 March 2008, 1. Print. Web.

O’Leary, Shannon. “Artful Lodger.” Seattle Magazine, October 2008, 56-61. Print.

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