Originally built in 1904 and located in the Pioneer Square Preservation District, the Alaska Building was once home to the Alaska Club, a prominent commercial group of entrepreneurs. CLARK | BARNES provided design services for the renovation and rehabilitation of the building and its conversion to a Marriott Hotel. Work included a high-rise addition, change of use, as well as seismic and life safety upgrades.
The upper floors were converted from offices into 236 hotel rooms and 26 residential units. The ground floor and basement contain the hotel lobby, restaurant, and hotel amenities.
Great care was given to restoring and preserving the building’s historic character. including the original ornate terra-cotta and brick facade, interior marble details and wood windows.