Chophouse Row

A celebration of neighborhood: old and new

Chophouse Row’s charismatic appeal is the result of a thoughtfully orchestrated relationship between past, present and future.

Chophouse Row is the last piece of developer Liz Dunn’s 10 year master plan to encourage small scale “incremental urbanism” in Seattle’s Pike/Pine neighborhood, with a mix of new and old, retail, restaurant offices and housing, all in the same building and block.

The blend of historic renovation and new building on a single city block creates a welcoming “village within a village” oasis in the heart of an urban neighborhood. The site’s potentially challenging elevation change instead became the opportunity to bring light and fresh air to the lower level buildings. The Mews, lined with enticing retail and restaurant offerings with a distinctly local flair, is a modern interpretation of the classic pedestrian alley and provides respite and delight just steps away from the busy city streets. Creative re-use of existing structural elements and strategically cut doors and connections bind new and old in intimate ways. Back doors become front doors, dead ends become passageways, old materials are put to unexpected uses and the overall experience is one of charm, discovery and community. The uniqueness of place inspired a local restauranteur to launch a weekly night market that brings fresh local produce to the heart of the urban neighborhood.

“In Chophouse Row’s architecturally stunning courtyard, vendor tents are tucked beneath twinkling lights strung between glass facades, concrete beams, and brick walls. Shopping for Brussels sprouts has never been so stylish.” The Daily Meal on Chophouse Row’s unique Night Market

Location   11th and Pike, Capitol Hill, Seattle
Status   Completed
Team   A collaboration between Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects and Graham Baba Architects
Size   20,300 sf
Press + Recognition   

Chophouse Row website ●  ULI Case Studies: Chophouse Row ●  December 29, 2017 “Chophouse Row Mixes Modern and Vintage in a Trendy Seattle Pedestrian Haven” Inhabitat ●  November 7, 2016  2016 AIA Seattle Honor Awards Chophouse Row wins Honorable Mention ● Dec 11, 2016 “Designed on the Hill | Chophouse Row” Capitol Hill Seattle Blog ● November 10, 2015 “NAIOP Honors the Year’s Top Developers, Projects and Deals” Daily Journal of Commerce ● June 10, 2015 “Design Perspectives: In Chophouse Row, Archaeology Meets Architecture”  Daily Journal of Commerce  ●  May 15, 2015  Puget Sound Business Journal  ●   April 30, 2015  Capitol Hill Seattle Blog  ●  May 13, 2014  Capitol Hill Seattle Blog 


Retail “Mews”, Mid-block Courtyard, Offices, Coworking, Event space, Penthouse residences