Washington Building Apartments
Live / Work Units
Parker Mackay Architects
Washington Building Apartments is an 18-story, 156-unit multifamily development project in downtown Tacoma. Built in 1925, Washington Building was the tallest building in Tacoma and the second tallest in Pacific Northwest when it was completed. The existing offices have been converted into apartments, amenity, storage, and retail spaces. The building has received significant seismic upgrades as well as updates to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. The basement bank vault, which is now being converted to tenant lounge space, is preserved from the days when the building was home to the Scandinavian American Bank.
The new apartments units will feature expansive views of Tacoma and the Puget Sound. The rooftop and penthouse space, which historically housed Tacoma’s medical Scientific Zoo, is being transformed into a rooftop amenity deck.