When WithinSodo was conceived, the Sodo building had existed as a metal shop, an industrial equipment sales location, and a warehouse for furniture storage. The bones were strong, the space open, and the character authentic. I decided what I wanted out of the building the minute I started peeling the old paint off the timbers. Highlighting the natural materials and creating a “function through form” design was the goal. I wanted to build a space that could adapt to and house a wide variety of events, from an hour long photo shoot to a day long corporate retreat and everything in between. The execution of a “flex space” required careful consideration to conform to as many different concepts as possible. The addition of kitchen and bar facilities as well as a rooftop deck brings an entirely new level of versatility and something unique to the Sodo neighborhood.
The finished space consists of three dividable rooms of 1600 square feet each, a 3000 square foot roof deck, three bathrooms, a caterer’s kitchen, two bars, an 80" projection screen and audio ran throughout. With a total capacity of 500, WithinSodo caters to almost any type of event you can imagine.
I continue to get inspired by WithinSodo and I hope that you will too.
- Ben A.