image courtesy UHeights Center

image courtesy UHeights Center


Location: Seattle, WA

Client: University Heights Center

The U Heights Center is a historic community center in the heart of Seattle’s University District, near the University of Washington.  Their mission is to promote life-long learning, creativity, culture, community activism, and the preservation of their historic 55,000sf school building, built in 1902.  KO Projects was engaged to work with UHC to implement the transformation of their newest and most exciting performance venue: The Auditorium.  We helped UHC leadership create a project and implementation plan, identify critical infrastructure improvements and craft a programming framework to keep the space abuzz with activity.  The Auditorium (and the adjacent bar – “The Teachers Lounge”) opened to the public in October of 2017.

With: L.B. Morse