Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Bumgardner, A.O., Architect (firm); Albert Orin Bumgardner (architect); Alvin Dreyer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1960-1961

3 stories, total floor area: 14,192 sq. ft.

1945 Yale Place East
Seattle, WA 98102-3610

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Building History

The publication Pacific Architect and Builderbegan in 1954 and continued until 1962 when it changed its name to Architecture/West. Seattle architect Albert O. Bumgardner obtained the commission for the building in 1960. The magazine decided to move into the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle, as many significant local architects had decided to locate their offices there, including Paul Hayden Kirk and Bumgardner.

on 11/26/1982, Wallace O. and Gloria M. Nelson sold the building to the United Indians of All Tribes Foundaiton for $1,100,000. The United Tribes, in turn, sold the property to Terp, LLC, for $3,086,961.00 on 01/05/2007. Eight years later, Terp nearly double its profit, selling the Pacific Architect and Builder Building to the holding company 1945 Yale LLC, on 09/02/2015, for $6,000,000. Bellevue-based 1945 Yale LLC was founded on 08/18/2015.

Building Notes

In 2016, the Pacific Architect and Builder Building occupied a 12,700-square foot (0.29-acre) site, and contained 14,192 gross square feet, 10,328 net.


According to King County Assessor records, significant alterations occurred in 1975.