University of Washington Tacoma - Tacoma Paper & Stationery


This 40,000 square-foot, $19 million adaptive re-use project updated the historic Tacoma Paper & Stationery Building—previously a biscuit and candy factory, and former home to Tacoma’s Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant—to house science classrooms, a makerspace, and other collaboration and event space. Iconic details include full-height storefront walls that open the ground floor to the Prairie Line Trail promenade, and interior details and furniture made out of salvaged flooring from the original building.

photography by Jeff Caven