Pioneer Square Alley Corridor Project

Location Seattle, Washington
Design Principal Kirsten R. Murray

This project explores design opportunities to improve and revitalize alleys throughout Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. The design team is composed of Olson Kundig, SvR Design Company (the prime contractor) and New York-based lighting designer Leni Schwendinger. The team worked with the community to develop an alley prototype that can be used to guide the redevelopment of all Pioneer Square alleys. The final deliverable is a “shovel-ready” design to be implemented for two pilot alleys, Nord Alley and Pioneer Passage.

In addition to stabilizing the pathways, the team’s concept enhances the alleys’ existing features by maximizing the use of historic materials. With the installation of permanent cable lighting, entry lighting for new retail spaces and retractable awnings throughout, Nord Alley and Pioneer Passage will become attractive locations for businesses and destinations for visitors year-round. Pending the city’s approval to proceed with next steps, these two pilot alleys will ultimately serve as the guide for further alley renovation throughout downtown Seattle. The goal is that the alleys will continue to evolve from continuing artist contributions, growing commerce and an active local community. The Pioneer Square Alley Corridor Project is funded in part by a neighborhood matching fund award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The International Sustainability Institute (ISI), a Seattle-based not-for-profit organization, commissioned the project.

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