Clark Design Group provided design services for the renovation and rehabilitation of the historic Alaska Building in Seattle into a Marriott Hotel. The renovation includes an addition and change of use, as well as seismic and life safety upgrades. Originally built in 1904 and located in the Pioneer Square Preservation District, this building was originally home to the Alaska Club, a prominent commercial organization of entrepreneurs, and the Scandinavian-American Bank. The upper floors will be converted from offices into 236 hotel rooms and 26 residential units. The ground floor and basement will contain the hotel lobby, restaurant, and hotel amenities. This project requires great care in restoring and preserving the historic character of the building. The design concept locates all the seismic bracing in the new addition, located at the crux of the L-shaped building. The high-rise addition takes the seismic load and maintains the original historic fabric of the building. The original ornate terra-cotta and brick facade, interior marble details and wood windows will be restored. Clark's services include architectural design and tax credit consultation in conjunction with a local historian. The project was recently awarded Best Historic Renovation by Northwest Construction Magazine.