Alexis Hotel


PCS has had the privilege of being involved in the Alexis Hotel's initial, substantial renovation in the 1980s as well as minor modifications since then. The initial renovation consisted of structural evaluation and seismic rehabilitation of this historic brick structure in downtown Seattle, resulting in a four-star luxury hotel. The building is a 77,000 square-foot, five-story unreinforced masonry bearing wall structure. It was seismically upgraded with interior concrete shear walls supported by auger-cast piles.  The upgrades also included wall anchorage of the historic brick walls and parapets and restoration of the historic exterior façade. The structural upgrades were done in a way to minimize disruptions of the exterior historic fabric of the building.

photography by Janette Ryan