1101 Second Avenue

Seattle, WA

Market: Office

Client

Rockwood Capital, LLC

Completion

2015

The concrete building at 1101 Second Avenue, originally developed in 1967 as the headquarters for Washington Mutual Savings Bank, was designed by the northwest modernist architect, Paul Thiry.  Rockwood Capital (Rockwood) acquired the building, which had been vacant for several years, together with an adjacent high-rise.  As a precondition for restoring the building to occupancy, the City of Seattle required a seismic upgrade of the building to Life Safety performance under design earthquake shaking.