Built in 1904, the Reedo Building is located in the heart of historic Pioneer Square in Seattle. Katerra Renovation and Design teams collaborated in the renovation of 25,000 square feet of office space spread over three floors of the Reedo Building. The project scope addressed a number of pre-existing conditions including interim restoration, earthquake damage from the early 2000s, and the integration of original post and beam framing. The result is an open, flexible, contemporary take on workplace design.
Katerra cross-laminated timber was used to create an entry-portal to the new office space. The floor plan now centers around a monumental iron staircase that creates a functional and visual connection between working zones. The sculptural quality of the stair and the use of mass timber highlight the existing architectural beams and the original industrial elements of the building. The new layout incorporates both open collaborative areas and smaller, separate work spaces, intentionally built to allow for flexible use, expansion, and reconfiguration.