Broadstone Strata

Seattle, Washington

Courtyard Apartments Reconnect University Village to Neighborhood


  • Neighborhood

    University Village

  • Type


  • Size

    360,500 SF
    278 Residential Units

  • Status

    Completed 2023

  • Services

    Contract Administration

  • Photographer

    Built Work Photography

  • Client

    Alliance Residential Company

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.

Rising to the challenge of split-zoning

Broadstone Strata draws on the site plan of a neighboring student housing project that Encore’s own Andy Hoyer (Principal) collaborated on in the early 2000s. Talk about serendipity!

South-facing courtyards invite light and community

The four wings of the building surround a series of three south-facing courtyards, providing sunlight, visual interest, and an enclave of outdoor gathering spaces tucked away from 49th street. Opportunities for small group socialization abound—from the communal fire pit and barbeques to private patios—linked by an inter-courtyard walking path.

Program: 278 residential units, and parking for 260 cars. Amenity spaces include two lobbies, co-working areas, fitness, and club room. Three courtyards include private patios, a fire pit, and barbeques.