project is composed of two buildings separated by a courtyard, each with loft space above businesses. Take a peek at the nickel-plated basketball hoop mounted high up on the larger building's southeast corner. This is a reference to the project's name; a "box and one" is a defensive strategy used in basketball.
The Box + One was one of the first local buildings to prominently display roll-up glass garage doors in a non-industrial space. This feature can also be found on the second floor, providing an unusual view window for loft space above. The garage door styling has become extraordinarily popular in places like Alberta Street in the Northeast.
The bistro housed in the "+ One" building is Noble Rot, the nickname for Botrytis cinerea, the fungus that gives grapes the sweet taste needed for dessert wines. The bistro's fir bar was salvaged from a ship that sank off Washington in 1921.
* Intern, Developer, Client: Kevin Cavenaugh bought this property while working as an intern at Fletcher Farr Ayotte. He then became his employer's client for this project. Cavenaugh designed the buildings and had firm partner Dale Farr oversee and sign off on it. He was thus apparently paid and billed by the same architectural firm for the same work.