Project Description

Community Facility/ Cultural Facility

Located in the International District of downtown Seattle, the Wing is a Smithsonian-affiliate museum whose mission is “to connect everyone to the rich history, dynamic cultures and art of the Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences.” The museum facility was developed through the historic renovation of the original East Kong Yick building (known for its role as a single room occupancy hotel for Chinese immigrants in the early 1900s). The new museum consists of 60,000 square feet of space including contemporary galleries and theater space for permanent and community-developed exhibitions, community spaces for education, community gatherings and arts shows, preserved historic spaces for immersive cultural experiences.

Year completed: 2008

Architect: Rick Sundberg, formerly of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

Contractor: MarPac Construction

Lotus Team role: Finance strategy development for New Markets Tax Credits (Michelle Morlan at National Development Council)