Civic Hotel - Seattle, WA  Status: Complete  Seattle—Civic Hotel is a hip new boutique hotel located near the world famous Seattle Space Needle in the rapidly developing South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.   Design Team: Matt Wittman, Jody Estes
       
     
   With the introduction of the new SR99 tunnel—putting the highway underground—the hotel now serves as a gateway, an integral part of reconnecting  South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle Center and the Space Needle.
       
     
architectural charcoal perspective sketch
       
     
   The three-story, 27,433-square-foot hotel features 52 refurbished guest rooms, a new lobby, meeting and event space, and gym.
       
     
   The design is fresh and bright, stylish and relaxed, blending jet-age cool with a distinctly Seattle blend of technology and nature.
       
     
   A new, iconic neon sign, created by Noble Neon adorns the roof, visible from southbound SR99 and the neighborhood.
       
     
   The inwardly focused lobby was dark and disconnected from the city and the guest rooms above.
       
     
 With the introduction of the new SR99 tunnel—putting the highway underground—the hotel now serves as a gateway, an integral part of reconnecting  South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle Center and the Space Needle.
       
     
interior section rendering
       
     
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   Civic Hotel - Seattle, WA  Status: Complete  Seattle—Civic Hotel is a hip new boutique hotel located near the world famous Seattle Space Needle in the rapidly developing South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.   Design Team: Matt Wittman, Jody Estes
       
     

Civic Hotel - Seattle, WA

Status: Complete

Seattle—Civic Hotel is a hip new boutique hotel located near the world famous Seattle Space Needle in the rapidly developing South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.

Design Team: Matt Wittman, Jody Estes

   With the introduction of the new SR99 tunnel—putting the highway underground—the hotel now serves as a gateway, an integral part of reconnecting  South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle Center and the Space Needle.
       
     

With the introduction of the new SR99 tunnel—putting the highway underground—the hotel now serves as a gateway, an integral part of reconnecting  South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

architectural charcoal perspective sketch
       
     
architectural charcoal perspective sketch

Originally built in 1962 for the Century 21 World’s Fair, Civic Hotel reimagines the formerly dated motel, transforming it with modern interiors and outdoor spaces and capturing the essence of mid-century design, while bringing the design forward to meet the needs to travelers today.

   The three-story, 27,433-square-foot hotel features 52 refurbished guest rooms, a new lobby, meeting and event space, and gym.
       
     

The three-story, 27,433-square-foot hotel features 52 refurbished guest rooms, a new lobby, meeting and event space, and gym.

   The design is fresh and bright, stylish and relaxed, blending jet-age cool with a distinctly Seattle blend of technology and nature.
       
     

The design is fresh and bright, stylish and relaxed, blending jet-age cool with a distinctly Seattle blend of technology and nature.

   A new, iconic neon sign, created by Noble Neon adorns the roof, visible from southbound SR99 and the neighborhood.
       
     

A new, iconic neon sign, created by Noble Neon adorns the roof, visible from southbound SR99 and the neighborhood.

   The inwardly focused lobby was dark and disconnected from the city and the guest rooms above.
       
     

The inwardly focused lobby was dark and disconnected from the city and the guest rooms above.

 With the introduction of the new SR99 tunnel—putting the highway underground—the hotel now serves as a gateway, an integral part of reconnecting  South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle Center and the Space Needle.
       
     

With the introduction of the new SR99 tunnel—putting the highway underground—the hotel now serves as a gateway, an integral part of reconnecting  South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

interior section rendering
       
     
interior section rendering

The vibe is a contemporary take on mid-century forms, and is expressed through a combination of veneer plywood, steel rod frames, and colored laminate.

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