Chief Seattle Club and Monterey Hotel Lofts
Founded in 1970, the Chief Seattle Club supports the community of urban Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Their location in one of downtown Seattle’s historical buildings allows them to provide primary health services, housing assistance, Indian legal services, and cultural and community events to the Native American population of Seattle. Partnering with Jones and Jones Architectures and Walsh Construction, Lund Opsahl designed the structural system for 80 new community-centered apartments, an expanded medical clinic, and arts-focused cafe, in addition to developing special foundation solutions for the seismic retrofit of the existing structure. The design also features sustainable retrofits including solar panels, rainwater reuse, recycled materials, and heat exchangers.
Liquefiable soil conditions required special foundation solutions to support braced frames for the seismic retrofit.
Rendering Courtesy of Jones and Jones