The 600 Franklin Mixed-Use Building is an inspiring example of the adaptive re-use of a mid-century modern building saved from demolition, and brought back to life as 19 urban apartment lofts, a bank, brew pub, and cafe. This project served as a catalyst to the 21st century renaissance enveloping historic downtown Olympia. Quick, early concept design during the feasibility phase of this project paved the way for moving forward with the adaptive reuse of this building.
New large window openings allow for maximum daylight in the new second floor apartments. Exposed original board-form interior concrete walls reinforce the loft atmosphere. This project gave a much needed facelift to a corner of downtown that is now seeing an array of revitalization and construction.
LOCATION Olympia, WA DATE 2014 TOTAL SQUARE FT 27,400 SF PROJECT TYPE Adaptive Reuse, Mixed Use, Multi Family Housing CLIENT Walker John STATUS Completed