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Historical Renovation, Restoration and Rehabilitation

Our renovation experience spans more than 25 years.  We have a proven track record for the restoration, renovation, and rehabilitation of historical buildings.  PB ARCHITECTS has provided services that include planning, architecture, and interior design for fifty years to even one hundred year-old buildings, stand-alone Landmark Buildings, Historic Districts, and Historical Sites.

We have a detailed knowledge of non-reinforced masonry, concrete and wood frame buildings.  We have a complete background with State Energy Code compliance, code negotiations for Fire-Life-Safety, accessibility, type of construction, and seismic upgrades.  We have a thorough knowledge and compliance record for the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings. We have negotiated with Federal, State, County and City historic review boards.  We have the experience to minimize the unforeseen existing elements that occur in the sometimes hidden fabric of the building. 

Our strong historical background is highlighted by a long list of satisfied clients covering diverse uses and types of buildings, numerous award winning projects and an expanding referral base.

Our background is punctuated with success.


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Seattle city skyline from roof of Our Home Hotel 

PB ARCHITECTS has completed dozens of renovation projects in the Historical Pioneer Square district of Seattle (53 to date).

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Our Home Hotel (c) 1894. 

Pioneer Historic District, Seattle, Washington.  Retail, Office and Residential use.  30,000 sq. ft.  Condominium conversion and lobby, hallway, acoustic upgrades. Street, tree and signage designs.  Seattle Landmark.   Preservation Board Award.

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The Broderick Building (c) 1896. 

Pioneer Historic District, Seattle, Washington.  Historic Preservation.  Renovation and Rehabilitation.  Eight Stories; 85,000 sq. ft. BOMA Historic Restoration Award.

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The Smith Tower (c) 1914.

Pioneer Historic District, Seattle, Washington.  Interior space planning and tenant improvements.  Over 200,000 sq. ft. designed by this firm.  Stringent historical criteria on this classic Seattle building.