INS Building

Project details

Clark Design Group worked with the buyer of the historic INS Building in Seattle to obtain preservation tax credits and King County Special Tax Valuation. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Constructed in 1931, the four-story, 77,000 sq ft concrete frame structure was formerly used to process Asian immigrants into the US. It also serves as an Assay Office to perform measurements of gold and silver entering the country. All of its exterior fabric and much of its interior is intact. The exterior includes terra cotta marble detailing, brick facade and terra cotta tile roofs. The interior includes decorative terra cotta walls and terrazzo flooring.

The buyer rehabilitated the interior of the building, maintaining as much of the historic fabric as possible. The tenants are all artists who have studios in the building.


Location:       Seattle, WA
Area:             77,000 sf
Cost:              N/A
Completion:    2010


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