In celebration of the grand opening of the Pike Place Market MarketFront–the first phase of the new addition connecting the original market down to the waterfront–a special section in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce was published. Dave Miller wrote an article about the design and team; see below for an excerpt.
In early 2013 Miller Hull embarked on the amazing journey of leading a team in designing an addition to Pike Place Market.
Our challenge? To design a prominent new structure for a notable and recognizable landmark — revealing the potential of the last undeveloped parcel of Market property just south of Victor Steinbrueck Park.
As architects, the responsibility of finding an appropriate solution that links tradition and modernity was both daunting and exhilarating. From the outset our team said to ourselves, “This is going to be a wild ride!”