325 Westlake

Ground Up Construction, Multi-Family

325 Weslake exterior view
ARCHITECT: Graham Baba Architects


CLIENT: 325 Westlake, LLC

SCHEDULE: 48 weeks

SIZE: 16,355 sf

325 Westlake is an adaptive re-use project in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.The front portion of this 1920’s-era building was converted to an art studio and open gallery space, and a new five-story structure was added in the back to house mixed-use space and high-end residential apartments. The original masonry and timber structure underwent a seismic retrofit with new steel moment frames and new connections between the roof diaphragms and perimeter walls. The five-story addition utilizes steel framing with braced frames.

The Lofts portion of the project consists of twelve lofted modern apartments, implementing urban contemporary finishes in efficiently-designed compact living spaces. Topping the building is a roof-top penthouse suite equipped with unique and sweeping views of South Lake Union while maintaining a high level of privacy. The existing brick facade storefront will house a custom art gallery, studio, and workshop.

2014 Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year
NAIOP Night of the Stars

2017 Merit Award Winner
AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Design Awards

2017 Honorable Mention
AIA Honor Awards

325 Weslake living room interior with Seattle view
325 Westlake Bedroom Build
Dining Room and living space with Seattle view
Bathroom interior
bathroom entrance from living space interior
Looking down on living space interior from balcony staircase