Latest Happenings

Unity Commons

A partnership for safety and shelter. The 2020 Point in Time Count documents 995 individuals experiencing homelessness in Thurston County, which is a 24% increase over 2019. Encore and our team are humbled to bring much needed beds and affordable apartments to the community through our work on Unity Commons. The project will offer both temporary shelter and permanent supportive housing through the partnering of two important community organizations.

Maris

Two buildings, one West Seattle vibe. Maris is for those who seek the peaceful coastal culture of West Seattle, coupled with the convenience of being near a vibrant downtown city life. It is a gateway community, highly visible near the intersection of Fauntleroy Way Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street.

Broadstone Gateway

A community for Three Generations.Our task was to build a community serving two distinct audiences with different needs—multi-family residential and independent senior living—on a sloped site with quirky zoning restrictions. Additionally, the plan needed to gel with a related, adjacent assisted living building by the same developer. Knowing that we’d have a gradient of age groups living in these intertwined buildings, we aimed to create opportunities for everyone to overlap and interact.

Lander Hall

University of Washington West Campus Student Housing

Bellevue Station

A central node in Bel-Red. Growing in anticipation of its future light rail connection, Bel-Red is the up-and-coming area where Bellevue meets Redmond—a centrally located neighborhood soon to be accessible by public transit. Our team approached Legacy Bellevue Station with this in mind, designing a hub for contemporary urban living while simultaneously helping to advance the City’s Comprehensive Plan for added density and connectivity.

Piper

Parkside community takes root. Nestled against the edge of Marymoor, King County’s most popular park, the development introduces residential apartments to an area traditionally home to warehouses and converted retail spaces. Two distinct buildings – each designed with its own architectural approach and unique materials – respond to the City of Redmond’s vision to create a vibrant community that will in turn become the catalyst for further residential growth nearby.

Broadstone Strata

Mixed-use community connects to University Village. Located on 49th Street between the popular University Village mall and undergraduate housing for the University of Washington, Broadstone Strata brings new retail opportunities, residential apartments, and ample parking to a site formerly challenged by poor soils and a high water table. Creative cantilevering of the four buildings’ residential portions over the ground floor opens space for a landscaped pedestrian entrance to U Village, effectively realigning 49th with the neighboring shopping center and surrounding street grid.

Terry & Maple Halls

University of Washington West Campus Student Housing

Axle

An early opportunity to define a neighborhood. Acting as the new center – or “axle” – of many established surrounding neighborhood “spokes,” the project represents a unique opportunity for affordable housing within Seattle, during an important moment in Interbay’s transformation.

Fireside Flats

A central node for work, life, and play. Located in North Seattle’s Roosevelt district, Fireside Flats offers welcoming community, convenience, and seamless connection to the surrounding neighborhood. Named for the prominent fireplace feature in the main lobby, the building’s design coalesces around communal comforts, modern amenities, and walkability to Roosevelt’s commercial core and its future light rail station.