Bing Kung Historic Upgrades
Seattle, WA | International District

Serving the Community:  A vital contributor to the King Street Corridor in the International Special Preservation District, the Bing Kung is a place for many low income individuals to call home,  providing cultural and community connections to their Chinese heritage. 

Unique Features: A distinctive 4th floor balcony that identifies the fraternal organization, known as a kong, terrazzo floors, and ornate stained glass windows.

Scope of Work: The Bing Kung building consists of forty low-income units, first floor retail/restaurant, locations for local businesses and the local chapter of the Bing Kung Lo Fraternal Organization. In the multi-phased process of rehabilitating the building, seismic upgrades were made throughout while keeping historic material intact.  TPDC was integral in the acquisition of grant monies from the King County Saving Landmarks Program to fund the seismic improvements.  

Awards/Certifications: Contributing structure to the International Special Review District

Owner: Bing Kung Kong Association

Total Project Cost: $480,000

Role: Architect