Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Schack, James H., Architect (firm); James Hansen Schack Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1915

2 stories

320 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109-5236

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Seattle architect James H. Schack, Jr., (1871-1933) produced the modest design for this warehouse in the mid-1910s. In the 1930s, the Kelly-Goodwin Hardwood Company and the Dexter Cabinet Works, Incorporated, shared the Terry Building. The City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board considered the Terry Building for Landmarks Status on 06/18/2008.

During the 1990s-2000s, Vulcan Real Estate began purchasing many properties in the South Lake Union neighborhood; it found a perfect client in fast-growing, the online retailer that needed lots of office space quickly. Vulcan worked with Amazon to plan a new headquarters campus here during the 2000s, deciding to save this original brick warehouse. For this project, Vulcan chose to retain the brick exterior and structural details of the original warehouse, and build a multi-story office tower above it. Callison worked with client Tom Douglas Restaurants on the exterior architecture of the building, while Graham Baba, Architects, handled the interior design. GLY Construction served as General Contractor, with Couglin Porter Lundeen as the structural engineer. Douglas operated two restaurants on the premises, Cuoco, on the first floor, and Bravehorse Tavern, on the second. Historic Seattle named the Terry Building its "Best Rehabilitation Project" of 2013. It described the scope of work done by the team: "The project involved updating the building to meet current building code including seismic/structural upgrades and accessibility improvements; meeting energy code while retaining historic fabric/features; restoring original features and finishes on the exterior; removing non-historic features and finishes and replacing with compatible new design; adding new contemporary windows and doors to animate the south facade, providing building access and allowing natural light into dining spaces; creating a new public plaza; and transforming a former service alley space into a gracious second-level terrace. On the interior, the project retained the building’s original character by exposing and re-using original materials and revealing the full volume of the original building. The building also features a green roof, the first of its kind on a project with Landmark status in Seattle." (See "Terry Avenue Building,"Accessed 10/03/2014.)

PCAD id: 12077