Melrose Square is the adaptive reuse of an auto garage originally constructed in the 1930s. The growth of “Auto Row” in Seattle’s Capitol Hill continues to evolve. This neighborhood is one example of how American cities are looking inward to embrace infill vs. sprawl. The decision to preserve nearly all of the existing structure was a driving factor that guided subsequent design moves. The project utilizes a 3-pronged approach to accomplish this objective: Insertion, Preservation, and Reuse.
Photography: Ed Sozinho, Graham Baba Architects