Client: Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda), Seattle, WashingtonDesign Team: Principal: Kristine Matthews Project Lead: Cassie KlinglerStructural Designer: Motomi Kudo-KingPhotos: Cassie Klingler, Doug Manelski
The SCIDpda provides support to local business owners, developers and residents of Seattle’s International District. They commissioned us to create a local resource center to help these communities. Starting with a raw basement shell, we stretched a tiny budget to create a bright, inviting space. To keep the center flexible for a mix of functions, we put all of the furniture on wheels and included an easily changeable display system. We developed content including neighborhood maps, photo panoramas and posters, along with collected ‘Ideas for the ID’ to give a flavor of a neighborhood that has become one of Seattle’s top destinations.