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July 23, 2020
Contractor: D.L. Henricksen Co.
Team: Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters; District Council of Laborers; Cement Masons and Plasterers Local 528; Commencement Bay Construction Products; Evergreen Building Products; Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel; USG Building Systems
Built in 1908, the New Washington Hotel has gone through several transformations during its history in downtown Seattle as the premier hotel welcoming presidents, famous singers, and sports stars as guests.
The building is now called The Josephinum, and it is owned by Catholic Community Services. It contains studio and one-bedroom apartments for low-income residents and the homeless. The dining room has been transformed into a light-filled chapel for Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, welcoming people from all walks of life.
The renovation blends the old with the new, a challenge faced by D.L. Henricksen Co. in restoring the beautiful plaster ceiling. The team used both their technical skills and the artisan tradecraft of mold-making working with historical materials and methods to restore the ceiling to what it once was.
Judges’ comments: “The restoration of The Josephinum’s historic plaster ceiling highlights the technical skills and craftmanship of the D.L. Henricksen team, which magnificently restored the ceiling in the chapel to its original glory.”