The historic William Tell Building in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle was once a grand hotel for visiting movie directors and actors. The building had been neglected and was in need of extensive repairs as the new owners transitioned it from small studio apartments to a hostel. Boxwood worked closely with owners Gibraltar and Hostel Seattle through the entire transformation of this building, including as-built drawings and field investigation, design development, all permit and change of use documentation, interior material recommendations, ADA compliance, historical research, and construction administration. The owners recruited 40 local artists to create original murals in each of the hostel rooms and feature rotating art exhibits throughout the building.
The William Tell Building Renovation was selected for a 2010 Preservation Award by Historic Seattle in the Preserving Neighborhood Character category.