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
  • Seattle 2030 District Challenge target
  • Salmon-Safe 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.  With the known challenges for non-profits attempting to survive in a rising cost rental market, the aim is to support community non-profits in the region by offering affordable workspace and a community gathering space. In the realm of sustainable design and construction, the team has committed to three different sustainability programs and goals – LEED


Platinum certification, Seattle 2030 District Challenge, and Salmon-Safe.  Providing sustainability project management services, O’Brien360 is working with all design and ownership team members to understand the complex crosswalk of rating systems and certifications desired. Our task is to find the most direct path to success while achieving the performance thresholds for each system individually.

The project is currently in construction.