Located in the Sandpoint neighborhood of Seattle, this graduate and married student housing project incorporates private two-story apartments, loft units and flats, along with a community center and two on-site daycare facilities. With the goal of fostering a sense of community, Radford Court organizes the majority of apartment units around a central quad that is used for both recreational and group study activates. Carrying the sense of community to the interior of the units was also an important design goal. By creating study spaces in a repeated bay window for each residence, a lantern effect is accomplished in the evening hours, reminding those studying that they are among a community of scholars.
Location: Seattle, WA
Heated SF: 313,170
Parking: 516 surface
Awards: Merit Award, Residential Architect Design Awards, 2003 National Housing Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 2002, Best Student Housing Finalist, National Association of Home Builders, Pillar Awards, 2003, Housing the Northwest Award, AIA / Seattle Times, 2002, Special Mention, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter, 2002