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Northlake Westward

This project is the transformation of a 1970s vintage 2 story restaurant along the north shore of Lake Union in Seattle into a mixed use building with a new restaurant/bar space on the 1st floor and offices on the 2nd floor. The existing building was in poor condition and all systems required updating. The renovation included an extensive facelift to the exterior using reclaimed wood siding, new aluminum windows and skylights providing ventilation and light to the offices. The restaurant space was a separate tenant improvement project by Graham Baba Architects featuring a large folding door opening to outdoor dining space facing Lake Union. The project design is largely influenced by it’s waterfront context both in it’s semi-industrial character and planning that emphasizes interaction with the waterfront environment.