Pacific Tower

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority: 2020 Annual Report

Pacific Tower Slideshow
  • Legacy of Pacific Hospital PDA & Pacific Medical Centers

    Learn about the legacy of Pacific Hospital PDA and Pacific Medical Centers.

  • Go Seahawks!

    Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Championship

    Pacific Hospital PDA supports the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Championship by lighting the tower in team colors!

  • Art Deco Architecture

    South Front of Pacific Tower

    Designed by famous Seattle architects Charles Bebb, Carl Gould, and John Graham, the building is considered an outstanding example of art deco architecture. Located on a hilltop with dramatic views of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound, it is one of Seattle’s most prominent landmarks. Lease revenues from this building are used for Pacific Hospital PDA’s mission.

  • Art Deco Architecture

    Entry Close-up

    The Main (south) entry to Pacific Tower.

  • Officers’ & Nurses Quarters Buildings

    Officers’ Quarters — Building 10

    Six separate Officers’ Quarters buildings were originally constructed as homes for the officers, physicians and nurses who staffed the hospital after 1932. They surround the large green space to the south of the tower. The Quarters buildings are now used as offices for PacMed staff.

  • Park-like Campus

    The 9.5-acre campus boasts a central green common area with beautiful, mature landscaping for the enjoyment of the people who work on the property.

  • Park-like Campus

    The 9.5-acre campus boasts a central green common area with beautiful, mature landscaping for the enjoyment of the people who work on the property.

  • Park-like Campus

    PacMed staff use the green common area, in the middle of the property, for a company picnic.

  • Addition Adds Seismic Stabilization

    North Addition Completed in 1994

    A new north addition built between 1991-1994 functioned as a buttress to help the original building meet seismic requirements. The American Institute of Architects honored the design for being “utterly responsive to the original building” and “a wonderful seismic solution.”

  • Addition Adds Seismic Stabilization

    Conference Room Exterior Detail

    The seismic addition created an 8th floor conference room with architectural details that honor the original building. The room also boasts panoramic views of Seattle and the Elliott Bay.

  • Unsurpassed Views of Downtown & Elliott Bay

    Views from the top of Beacon Hill

    The 16-story tower boasts majestic views of downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay as well as the Olympic Mountains, Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier.

  • Award-Winning Building

    Honored by architects and builders

    In addition to the honor from the American Institute of Architects in 1994, the tower won the Urban Land Institute’s 2000 “Award for Excellence” in the Rehabilitation category, and the Building Owners and Managers Association’s 2004/2005 “The Office Building of the Year” (TOBY) award, in the Historical Building category for the Pacific Northwest Region.

  • Award-Winning Building

    Honored by architects and builders

    In July 2009, the Tower building received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification in the Existing Building Operations & Maintenance category (LEED-EB O&M). It was the first building in Washington State awarded with Gold status in this category and the first in Seattle to receive LEED-EB O&M certification.

  • Learn more about our urban neighborhood!

    Explore our Beacon Hill neighborhood!


In the colorful 30-year history of the Pacific Hospital PDA, a number of new programs and projects began on the Beacon Hill property, also known as the Pacific Tower campus. They’ve changed in scale and scope and adapted to the changing health care climate, but the focus on improving access for patients in our community continues to be a theme. Many of these programs have gone on to be nationally and internationally recognized.

Enhanced Stewardship Strategic Goal

To improve the long-term financial stability and grantmaking capacity of the Pacific Hospital PDA while advancing both the value of the property and its benefit to the community.

Revenue: Explore non-lease revenue options, including fundraising, partnering, etc., that supplement the Pacific Hospital PDA’s lease-generated revenues. Ensure that lease arrangements maximize the amount of revenue produced from the PDA’s property to help advance the Pacific Hospital PDA’s long-term plans.

Value of the Property: Develop a long-term facilities vision/plan for the Pacific Hospital PDA property as a whole that is consistent with existing leases, complements opportunities developing in the area and sustains a positive neighborhood presence.

Benefit to the Community: Convene and partner with local organizations and residents to improve the quality of life, particularly related to the social determinants of health in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.


Learn more about our grantmaking.

To learn more about our grants, please visit our projects page.