Beacon Pacific Village

Centering community health in affordable housing with multi-generational family units, early-learning for children, and elderly support services on a historic landmark site.

Client Name

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)


Seattle, WA



Program Overview

Phase I:
5 Stories Residential over 2 Stories of Commercial and Parking
85,177 SF Site
245,918 GSF
143,529 SF Residential (includes office and amenity)
34,560 SF Commercial (Adult care: 24,521 SF, Childcare: 10,039 SF)
160 Residential Units
53 Parking Stalls

Completion Date

Phase I anticipated August 2024


HDC Exemplary Building Program, Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard


Jeff Reibman
Principal in Charge


Weber Thompson is the architect, leading design and coordination of Beacon Pacific Village’s unique blend of buildings, developer, service providers, and city influences. Landscape design is by Nakano Associates and interior design is by MFID.


Transforming a Landmark Site

A historic landmark site, the Pacific Tower campus, is transforming through a two-phase development led by the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). Beacon Pacific Village balances blending into its historical context while bringing new housing and services to address our city’s current needs.

North Lot rendering

Better Living, Better Environment

With interstates I-5 and I-90 intersecting nearby and busy flight paths soaring overhead, mitigating environmental impacts was essential. To combat air and noise pollution, the project employs a modern Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system and an upgraded building envelope, providing clean air and reducing outside noise pollution for tenants. Participating in the Housing Development Consortium’s Exemplary Building Program provided incentives to help make these systems financially possible and ensured improved building performance for generations to come.

North Lot rendering

Honoring its context

The Beacon Pacific Village development replaces a vacant parking lot on the northern portion of the iconic Pacific Hospital Campus. Honoring its context, this affordable housing development picks up on patterns and motifs throughout campus and employs them with modern materials and construction techniques. The design includes a street-level brick façade complete with art deco patterns, tying together new and old. Seattle’s Landmarks Architectural Review Board praised the design team for striking the right balance of paying homage to the existing campus while not trying to reproduce history.

North Lot rendering

Multigenerational living

Designing for multigenerational living was critical and centered on the needs of the neighborhood. The design team created strategies for providing more multi-bedroom apartments in compact building lengths to accommodate larger families. Amenity spaces throughout the project provide social engagement opportunities for all ages, from study rooms to landscaped courtyards to fun play areas. 

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