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Pivot—a Mixed-Use Project on Capitol Hill—Has Topped Off

With little room to grow within city, Tiscareno Associates’ design pivots to take advantage of view and downtown connections.


"Pivot", a mixed-use project located at the convergence of Downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill, developed by Vibrant Cities, has recently topped off.


With an eye toward the auto-row history of Capitol Hill, the structure’s lower floors were designed to respond to the urban context of Pine Street near Melrose Market, with retail and a long-term hotel sided in masonry and aligned with the sidewalks. Above this base, the residential floors were pivoted to take full advantage of the expansive downtown views, their light-hued exteriors contrasting with the darker brick below. Hence the project’s name, Pivot.


A vertically proportioned pattern of color and material lends a rich depth to the skin and interlocks the shifted masses.


The diamond-shaped building rises eight stories and will include 71 apartment units, 4,500 square feet of retail (including a destination view restaurant space), and 2 floors of hospitality (operated by startup Sonder).


The project was designed by Tiscareno Associates. The consultant team is DCI (structural), KPFF (civil), Blueline Group landscape, and Pressler Engineering (energy). The contractor is the Walsh Group.


City views from the Pivot rooftop

About Tiscareno Associates

Tiscareno Associates is a Seattle-based architecture and urban design firm with an impressive and varied roster of projects. Over the years, the company has distinguished itself for planning, designing, managing, and delivering complex mixed-use projects, large commercial projects, and multi-phased renovations. The team has developed a reputation among residential and commercial clients for its responsiveness, leadership, and ability to balance fresh ideas with unwavering commitments to budgets and schedules.


About Vibrant Cities

Vibrant Cities is a commercial real estate development group focused on building vibrant and smart communities people feel proud to call home. The Vibrant team transforms land and buildings into homes, retail and shared spaces that amplify each neighborhood’s unique character through impactful visual design while enhancing use and function. Vibrant Cities’ success in multi-family, mixed-used and micro-footprint projects is a result of its tight partnership with investors, project professionals and neighborhood groups for and throughout every project.


Pivot has topped off
Rendering of Pivot

1200 Sixth Ave, Suite 605  Seattle, WA 98101     206.325.3356     info@tiscareno.net

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