Yakima Baptist Adaptive Reuse

This classic 1908 stone church in downtown Yakima was recently sold by the Baptist Church and will get a new secular life to meet the needs of the growing Downtown Yakima community. The building is on the National Historic Register, so all upgrades and adaptations must meet the National Park Service Design Standards.

In Phase 1 of the project, the upper level of the original education wing will be reconfigured into eight studio apartments, providing much needed housing units in the downtown core. Phase two will introduce a combination of event space and shops to the main level, and prepare the basement level for accessibility and future tenant customization. The space will be well-suited for a restaurant or wine cellar, and could provide a highly visible downtown venue for one of the many wineries in the Yakima Valley.

We are collaborating with multiple teams on this project, and grateful for their experience.

Integrated Design Team

Architect – Living Shelter Design Architects, PLLC
Architectural Consultants – TKWA
Structural Engineer – Buker Engineering
Historic Registry Consultants – Artifacts
Mechanical Design – Paul’s airFX
Electrical Design- Dennis Klingele
Fire Protection Consultant – Simplex-Grinnell