"take the long and winding road that leads to your door."
Use the historic patterns of a city to design on a steep site.
The site sits on the edge of a former warehouse district and downtown Tacoma. Freight rail lines played a role in determining the patterns of the city
When carrying the patterns through the site they help solve the problem of how to help people traverse the site.
The fantastic views also played a role in determining the shape of the buildings on the site.
Some initial sketches of the site after responding to the two design influences.
...and the buildings are inspired by the industrial surroundings.
Tacoma's building its future by learning from its past!