Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Lindsey, Chester, L., and Associates, Architects (firm); Wright Runstad and Company (firm); Chester Loren Lindsey (architect); Harold Jon Runstad (developer); Howard S. Wright (building contractor/developer)

Dates: constructed 1973-1974

total floor area: 193,800 sq. ft.

115 NE 100th Street
Northgate, Seattle, WA 98125

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This three-building office complex was one of the first commercial developments by the Wright Runstad Company, what would become an influential development firm in Seattle. They worked with the architect Chester L. Lindsey, who would go on to design a number of tall office buildings in the city, including its largest, the Columbia Seafirst Tower in 1985.

Building History

The Northgate Executive Center was one of the earliest large projects developed by Wright Runstad and Company, one of Seattle's most significant development firms since its founding in 1972. The center consisted of three buildings, each beige-colored and composed of reinforced concrete. Two of the office buildings have three stories, one has five. All featured ribbon windows of bronze, anodized, reflective glass, popular in the 1970s, held in place by aluminum sash. Designed by Chester L. Lindsey (1927-2003), who created plans for a number of high-profile commercial buildings in the city (Columbia Center [1985] and the Metropolitan Towers East and West [1979-1988].

PCAD id: 6999