Path With Art’s new community arts hub features 4,800 square feet of multidisciplinary art studios, gallery and recording facilities as well as administrative space. Their nonprofit work aims to heal those impacted by trauma through arts engagement and community building. Five years in the making, ArtHOME opened this fall and will serve thousands of Seattleites.
Coughlin Porter Lundeen provided structural engineering services for the project alongside AEC partners SABArchitects, Stantec and BNBuilders to fulfill Path with Art’s vision for the space.
“It was a more complex project than anticipated! Oftentimes, the messiest projects are also the most rewarding.” – Bryan Zagers, Principal.
We responded quickly to unexpected poor soils uncovered during construction. Working closely with the shell and core team we modified the design to provide additional foundation support, reinforcing the TI project just days before foundations were poured. We also squeezed in a mezzanine level to maximize the space, fitting in all the programming that Path with Art requested to fulfill their mission. We were within 0.1% of the max mezzanine size that is allowed by code!
The new flexible space accommodates Path with Art’s rotating educational programs. ArtHOME’s fall programming kicked off in October and registration is now open. Volunteers and creative mentors are needed both virtually and in-person.