The building features a pedimented main entrance with an Ionic columned portico and an entablature bearing the name of the school. In the adaptation, maple floors, fluted wood columns, and corridor archways have been preserved on the main floor. Alaskan marble salvaged from the restrooms was used to construct a new entrance stairway. Photographs of the old elementary school and its pupils grace the basement level.
Lorig Associates was the developer. They were granted a 99-year lease (by the Seattle School District) to preside over the property. The architectural firm Tonkin/Greissinger designed the apartments and two floors of retail space.
Outside, Ron Petty's 1984 bronze and aluminum pylon, Animal Storm, with squirrels, Canada geese, raccoons, bats, fish, dogs, and other animals climbing up it, celebrates the neighborhood's wildlife.