One Yesler

Adjacent to the former Yesler Sawmill and originally established as the Bedford Hotel & Chop House Restaurant circa 1914, One Yesler currently houses the offices of Runberg Architecture Group. The new construction is a contemporary addition to the existing historic building, contrasting the old and the new. The adaptive reuse of the historic building also includes a substantial seismic upgrade of the existing unreinforced masonry building (URM), contributing to long-term preservation of the masonry building stock in the Pioneer Square Historic District.

Challenging soil conditions add complexity to the seismic improvements required to bring the building up to current code. Spanning 21’ at its widest point, the new addition features expressed steel brace frames and concrete masonry unit shear walls, laterally tying new and old portions of the building together. Cross-laminated timber floors and glue-laminated beams in the addition echo the 110 year-old nail laminated floors and solid sawn lumber of the historic portion. The addition integrates ground-level retail, office space and a two-story residential penthouse. Once located in the shadow of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the upper levels will offer 180 degree sweeping vistas of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountain range.

  • Client

    One Yesler LLC
  • Status

    Construction Documents
  • Total SF

  • Office SF

  • Commercial SF

  • Residential Units

  • Partners

    • KPFF Consulting Engineers
    • Coughlin Porter Lundeen
    • Ecotope