A MAME (Marketing and Merchandising Excellence) judged special award was granted to Terence L. Thornhill, Architect for the design of the Florentine Condominiums in 1991.


The design was centered on the adaptive re-use of an existing structure turn of the century lumber mill into a 104-unit luxury condominium development.


Heavy timber construction was utilized in the original structure and had to be incorporated into a change of use and adaptation to current codes and technology. Several retail spaces were part of the original design at the street level of the building. Underground car parking was incorporated to make the building compliant with the local municipal code.



Exterior balcony’s overlooking the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle provides the building with a rich play of light and shadow, enhancing this exterior elevation of this excellent urban residential development.