Meeting numerous times with focus groups resulted in a fresh design concept of density which promotes community. By placing four bedroom townhouses over four-bedroom apartments the design team was able to eliminate top floor corridors and thereby increase and replace it with rentable area. Neighborly interactions are encouraged through common laundry and gathering spaces while all entries front the pedestrian way and lead to one entry/exit access point for the 460 residents who live here. The LEED project is constructed entirely of wood framing over one concrete landscaped podium.
Location: Seattle, WA
Heated sf: 227,430
Parking: 146 stalls
Awards: Honor Award, National AIA Housing Committee Awards, 2006 Commendation Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter / 2004 Greenworld – What Makes it Green, 2004 Best Student Housing Apt Community Finalist, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Pillars of the Industry Award, Best Award, 2004 Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA), Washington Chapter, 2003