Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Grant, Copeland and Chervenak and Associates, Architects (firm); Robert Allan Chervenak (architect); Ross Winnan Copeland Jr. (architect); Austin Grant (architect)

Dates: constructed 1970

1900 25th Avenue
Atlantic, Seattle, WA 98144

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This Brutalist reinforced concrete building has housed the American Red Cross's King County Chapter since 1970. Its au courantBrutalist styling is notable for its very sparse fenestration and rough-faced concrete exterior wall texture. Another Brutalist touch were the austere windows that projected on the exterior. These windows reflected the influence of previous Brutalist works by Marcel Breuer. They echo, with a more regularized geometry, Breuer's trapezoidal windows on the exterior of the Whitney Muesum in New York, NY, (1966).

Building History

The Seattle Modernist architectural firm of Grant, Copeland and Chervenak designed this building for the American Red Cross of King County, that was completed in 1970.

A two-story building, the American Red Cross Building of King County was used as a warehouse in 2022.

Building Notes

It occupied a 62,275-square-foot (1.43-acre) site and contained 39,170 square feet of interior space.