Metropole Building

Seattle, WA

The adaptive re-use of this historic building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district provides a unique opportunity to advance equity and social justice while making a significant environmental impact


  • Building function focused on social equity
  • LEED Platinum® target

The adaptive re-use of the historic Metropole building provides the ownership and design team with a unique opportunity to contribute to social justice and equity while making a significant impact in environmentally sustainable design. The project will house non-profit organizations that either support or are led by people of color. In the realm of sustainable design and construction, the team has explored seven different sustainability programs and goals – ILFI Zero Energy, ILFI Zero Carbon, Living Building Petal certification, LEED Platinum,  


Seattle 2030 District Challenge, and Salmon Safe. Providing sustainability project management services, O’Brien360 worked with all design and ownership team members to understand the complex crosswalk of rating systems and certifications desired. Currently, we are working with the project team to achieve LEED Platinum.