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Marina Square

Private amenities mixed with public access. A mixed-use  development located on the waterfront in Bremerton, close to the ferry terminal and downtown. With views of the water and Puget Sound ferries, as well as the Olympic mountains, the project’s siting is unparalleled.

Vela Apartments

Evolving up and over. Vela Apartments builds upon the 1980s Kirkland Waterfront Market, wrapping up and over the intact original structure to offer new housing units above. New materials and massing connect to the existing, especially around the retail frontage—reflecting the surrounding charm of Kirkland, while adding new spirit to the streetscape. With its angled facades, the building generates privacy for residents while maximizing the number of units that will have excellent views of the water and large-scale balconies.

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.

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.

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.

Spectra

A Pioneer in the Burgeoning Marymoor District. With the development of new light rail extensions into Redmond and recent efforts to rezone underutilized areas of the city, the Marymoor sub-area has become an emerging destination to live, work, and play.

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.