Butterworth Building

A substantial seismic retrofit to the Butterworth building in the Pike Place Market Historical District.  Built as Seattle's first full service mortuary in 1903 by Edgar Butterworth and designed early seattle Architect John Graham, Sr.  Now home to Seattle's famous Kells Irish Pub on Post Alley. 

The seismic retrofit consisted of a new concrete elevator core one one end of the building and a steel braced frame on the other with an innovative horizontal braced frame system between the two.  This eliminated having to install four moment frames throughout the building.  Other work included new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems throughout the building to extend the useful life of the building.

To accommodate the new work, the well known Kells Irish Pub on the lower floor had to be removed and rebuilt with all new bathrooms, relocated bar and re-created wood paneling with all original charm.