Location: 3rd & Union, Downtown Seattle
Size: 40,000 SF commercial
Completion: June 2000
Client: Wild Ginger Restaurant
Cost: $12 million

Renovation of the historic Mann Building into a mixed-use project was started in November 1999. The Wild Ginger restaurant moved from its location on Western Avenue into the first two floors, with commercial and restaurant offices on the third floor. On the rooftop, a fully functional, working greenhouse was installed to provide exotic herbs and edible plants for the restaurant. This was the first of its kind in downtown Seattle and reinforced The Wild Ginger’s reputation as a world-class eating destination.

The project was completed in two phases. Phase 1 created temporary parking in the basement along with the restaurant and offices. Phase 2 converted the dual-level basement parking space into a state-of-the-art theater and musical performance club called the Triple Door, with dressing rooms added to the third floor.

barrientos RYAN was hired by the owners to assist in managing the development of the project. During construction, barrientos RYAN served as the owner’s representative, coordinating all aspects of the project (RFIs, submittals and budget) with the architect and general contractor.

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