Seattle Downtown YMCA

Complete renovation, including seismic retrofit, of this nine-story historic building in downtown Seattle. 129,000 total square feet of interior and system updates included 25,000 square feet of new construction, new pool, gymnasium and locker rooms, plus 20 residential units for the Y’s transitional housing program for teens. Multiple awards for outstanding historical preservation, restoration and contribution to the community.


Owner: YMCA of Greater Seattle

Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Awards: Award of Merit, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation; NAIOP 2000 Best Contribution to the Community; Outstanding Renovation/Restoration, Construction NW