Pike Motorworks

The site defines this project in the heart of Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine District. A complex assemblage of properties anchored by the historic façade of a former auto dealer, the site occupies most of a city block but only one of the corners. Opening up the block with pedestrian connectors created an iconic development.

Client Name

The Wolff Company


Seattle, WA


Interior Design

Completion Date

Q1 2016

PROJECT Overview

7-Story Mid-Rise Building
323,761 GSF
53,319 SF Site
176,468 SF Residential
20,473 SF Retail
259 Residential Units
6 Live/Work Units
185 Parking Stalls


LEED-Homes Silver


2017 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards
Best Mixed-Use Community 

2016 NAIOP Night of the Stars
Multi-Family Development of the Year


Scott Thompson
Principal in Charge

Jeff Reibman
Senior Principal, Project Manager

Bernadette Kelly
Interior Design Principal


Weber Thompson’s architecture and interior design teams worked together to create a cohesive visitor and resident experience at this auto shop-meets-urban luxe development.


Pike Motorworks Architecture

For this unique site, our designers turned the project inside out. The design team developed two internal, public, mid-block connectors lined with sculptural art pieces, live/work, commercial, residential entrances and retail which has made Pike Motorworks a new gathering and shopping space for the greater neighborhood.

Preserving the past

On Pike Street, the south connector entrance is the former BMW Showroom, a brick and timber structure from 1926 that features a curved entry re-purposed as a focal point for the entire project. Incorporating this structure into the development largely made the project possible by allowing the building to rise an extra story above what the existing zoning would allow.

Balancing old and new

Crafting a fairly large development around this significant, yet comparatively small, building took respect for both the exterior brick façade and the interior volumes which designers took advantage of to create a high, transparent passage for residents. Rising from the base of the brick structure is a subdued, seven-level building with a quiet, controlled palette, designed to mitigate the size of the project and help the mass recede into the background allowing the complex, engaging pedestrian experience to shine.

Pike Motorworks Interior Design

Setting a new standard of luxury, Pike Motorworks features a dark urban minimalist interior that highlights the work of local and international artists, uses highly curated finishes, and contains spacious units with edgy and bold amenity spaces.

Moody and sensual

A dark, moody palette and organic undulating forms create cozy amenity spaces for meeting and socializing. Sculptural lights serve as beacons and placemaking tools throughout.

Pike Motorworks Interior Design

Irreverent finishes

Bold and unapologetic, Pike Motorworks makes a statement with unconventional finishes and streamlined details.

Pike Motorworks in the News

Has Seattle finally figured out redevelopment?
April 25, 2017

NAIOP picks top people, projects, deals for 2016
Daily Journal of Commerce
November 17, 2016 

Is dead retail space bringing your building down?
Daily Journal of Commerce
June 23, 2016 

Pike Motorworks block ready to leave history of auto row contamination behind
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog 
December 7, 2015

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