Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

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Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Restaurant Development in Washington, USA – design by The Miller Hull Partnership

Feb 11, 2019

Pike Place Market Front

Architects: The Miller Hull Partnership

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Pike Place Market Front

Since its opening at the turn of the 20th century, Pike Place Market has become a pillar of Seattle’s urban fabric. More than just a public market, this neighborhood turned historic district is home to farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents, each an integral part of the area’s history and character.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

In 2011, the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) was given an opportunity to reclaim the site of a former Municipal Market Building that was demolished after a fire damaged the building in 1974. After a competitive process, PDA and the City of Seattle selected a team to design a new community space that complements the culture and spirit of the original Market, the second addition to Pike Place Market in nearly 40 years.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Completed in 2017, Pike Place MarketFront caters to the present, but looks to the future, acting as the gateway from the heart of downtown to the waterfront. Today, the project serves as a critical connection point where the most essential goods and services are available within a 10-minute walk and well-served by transit. In the near future, Pike Place MarketFront will also lead down to Overlook Walk, a part of Seattle’s multi-phase waterfront revitalization plan that is currently in design.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Fostering a UNIQUE COMMUNITY
Like the existing Pike Place Market, Pike Place MarketFront is an active public space built for the community. Between 20,000 and 40,000 people visit the Market each day from all over the world. The highly compact, complete urban neighborhood of the Market exhibits the informal, diverse and vital compactness of true urbanism—buildings of varying age are humanly scaled, its streets are dominated by pedestrians, not cars, regional and local fish, fruits and produce are abundant and small owner-operated businesses are the rule, not the exception.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Pike Place MarketFront’s programmatic complexity and prominence within the Seattle community demanded deep involvement from a wide range of stakeholders, including the Market’s day-stall merchants and the PDA Council, whose vision is to rejuvenate the economic base toward stronger financial viability. Over two years, the design team participated in hundreds of public meetings, seeking comment on design direction and development. This interactive process and strong engagement of the Market’s community led to the creation of a high integrated “new urban place” that excites the long-standing residents, as well as the new visitors.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Celebrating an INDUSTRIAL SPIRIT
Early in the process, the Pike Place MarketFront design team established a set of goals to create a unique urban experience in Seattle’s Pike Place Market District. With the urban design framework for the waterfront in place, the MarketFront project was challenged to develop a rich range of pathways and experiences that engage the public in the immediate local environment, while ultimately linking to the future shoreline promenade on the waterfront.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

The design team’s vision was to open the city’s treasured landmark with grand public gathering space framed by a contemporary lightness and transparency. The team found contextual inspiration in the character of Pike Place Market’s simple utilitarian character, as well as in the concrete post and beam structures and heavy timber elements commonly found throughout the existing Market. An extension of the neighborhood, Pike Place MarketFront is inspired by the existing district, adding 50 vendor stalls, 40 low-income and senior apartments, commercial, retail and office space, public restrooms and 300 underground parking spaces.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Pike Place MarketFront has a strong Pacific Northwest toughness, employing cast-in-place concrete in combination with engineered timber for the project’s base, capped by an open-air structural steel framed pavilion. Railings, canopies and lighting fixtures are in galvanized steel. Large expanses of glazing utilize aluminum curtainwall with glue-laminated mullions to resist heavy wind loads and underscore the industrial feel.

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Pike Place Market Front, Seattle – Building Information

Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP
Miller Hull Design Team
Partner-in-Charge: Sian Roberts
Design Leads: David Miller and Brian Court
Project Managers: Wojtek Szczerba and Steve Doub
Specifications: Steve Doub
Project Architects: Becky Roberts, Peipei Sun, Sean Waldron, Eugene Lau, Casey Riske, Ryan Drake, Cory Mattheis, Rohit Eustace, Grace Leong, David Cinamon, Janet Bean, Ryan Rideout

Project Team
General Contractor: Sellen Construction
Civil/Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP Engineer: ARUP
Landscape: Berger Partnership
Lighting: dark | light design
Acoustical Engineer: Greenbusch Group, Inc.
Building Envelope Consultant: Wetherholt and Associates
Door Hardware Consultant: Adams Consulting and Estimating
Elevator Consultant: Elevator Consulting Services
ADA Consultant: Karen Braitmayer
Code Consultant: Tom Kinsman
Archaeological Services: ESA Associates
Wayfinding: RMB Vivid
Traffic Consultant: Heffron Transportation
Software used: Revit
Sub-contractors:
GC: Sellen Construction
Mass Excavation/Demo: Ceccanti
Piling: Malcolm Drilling Company
Shoring: Condon Johnson
Utilities: Gary Merlino Construction
Electrical: Cochran
Mechanical and Plumbing: Auburn Mechanical
Landscape: T Yorozu
Roofing/Waterproofing: Synder
Metal Roofing & Wall Panels: Northshore Exteriors
Glazing: Eastside Glass
Fire Protection: Patriot Fire Protection
Precast: Olympian Precast

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Materials and Manufacturers
Structural System
Manufacturer of any structural components unique to project: Glue-laminated Framing: Bojarsky Inc.

Exterior Cladding
Curtain wall: Kawneer
Metal Panels: AEP Span
Cement Panels: Swiss Pearl
Precast concrete: Olympian Precast
Moisture barrier: Tyvek
Water repellent and anti-graffiti coatings: Evonik.
Sealants: Dow Corning, Pecora
Insulation: Knauf, Owens Corning, Thermafiber

Waterproofing
Below-grade and protected membrane systems: Cetco

Roofing
Multi-ply: Soprema
Metal: AEP Span

Windows
Vinyl frame: VPI

Glazing
Glass: Guardian

Doors
Automatic Sliding Entrances: Stanley
Metal doors: Ceco Door Products
Wood doors: Lynden Doors
Fire-control doors: Crawford
Security grilles: Cookson
Sectional Doors: Wayne Dalton

Hardware
Locksets: Sargent
Closers: Norton
Exit devices: Sargent

Interior Finishes
Residential Cabinetwork: Custom Interiors
Interior Paints: Rodda Paint
Exterior Paints: Tnemec
Solid surfacing: Basix Surfaces
Floor and wall tile: Dal Tile
Resilient flooring: Patcraft
Carpet: Milliken

Lighting
Interior: WAC Lighting, Lithonia, Eureka, Prudential
Exterior: Bega, Lumascape, Wagner, Elliptipar, B-K, Bock, Vision 3, Hi-Lite Manufacturing, WE-EF
Dimming system or other lighting controls: Eaton

Conveyance
Elevators: Otis

Specialties
Facility Chutes: Wilkinson Hi-Rise

Plumbing
Residential Faucets: Delta
Residential Sinks: Elkay, Kohler
Residential Toilets: American Standard
Residential Showers and Tubs: FiberFab

Energy
Energy management or building automation system: Johnson Controls

Pike Place Market Front in Seattle

Photographers: Lara Swimmer

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