MARKETplace was a high profile project in Bellingham because of its location at the primary entrance route to the downtown core. The mixed-use commercial/residential building was a major player in the revitalization of downtown Bellingham. The design goals were to create retail and office spaces on the lower level that promote an active street presence with emphasis on the retail street experience. The upper floors accommodate 40 residences of varying sizes and amenities. The architecture reflects the diversity of its users and its urban environment while seamlessly blending into an area where historical buildings are prevalent. The use of various materials and textures provide variety, offering a diverse experience to the pedestrian.