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Ⓒ Jad Ryherd

Verve Bloomington

Future-Forward Student Housing in America's Heartland

Though its design is anchored in and driven by modern farmhouse aesthetics and the feel of the surrounding town, Verve Bloomington takes a stance on what student housing can be, offering an urbanesque feel in the heart of a small college town. Tied to the Indiana University Bloomington main campus, but not defined by it, Verve Bloomington establishes seven stories of innovative opportunities for student residents to come together to socialize, study, and be active. Incorporated into the off-campus student living community design is the ‘Unlonely Mission’, establishing intentional areas for students to share space in varying degrees of social interaction. Our design team conceived of the ‘Unlonely Mission’ to support students’ well-being in the wake of pandemic isolation, allowing students to embrace their newfound community, even when focused on academics. Abstract wall graphics scattered throughout the building connect the space to local architectural landmarks, furthering the sense of attachment to the local community. Both the use of color and the wall graphics themselves were inspired by murals and street art found all over downtown Bloomington.

Future-Forward Student Housing in America's Heartland

Though its design is anchored in and driven by modern farmhouse aesthetics and the feel of the surrounding town, Verve Bloomington takes a stance on what student housing can be, offering an urbanesque feel in the heart of a small college town. Tied t...

Waterleaf Apartments

Affordable Housing in a First-Rate Neighborhood

Located in the verdant green waterfront area of Portland’s River Place neighborhood, Waterleaf Apartments is a unique project that leverages market-rate materials and available retail space in a considerate way to elevate the resident experience and fit into the surrounding neighborhood. As mid-rise market-rate housing turned affordable, Waterleaf expands the opportunities for what affordable housing can be. Our thoughtfully inclusive design provides resources for residents to live in a more sustainable, healthy way, fostering a family-centered community mentality. Waterleaf provides larger-than-usual affordable units and housing in a great market-rate neighborhood with many close transit connections. Light rail runs just outside of the complex, allowing residents to easily access the city. A quick, nearby gondola ride to the Oregon Health & Science University hospital means residents of Waterleaf who work or study at OHSU can access their jobs or education on the medical campus at any time. On top of that, many nearby locations such as the Portland State University campus and the Willamette River are bikeable, encouraging residents to be active, whether they go by land or water. Combined, these factors and community connections translate to a one-of-a-kind experience in an upscale, family-oriented neighborhood that can only be described as uniquely Waterleaf.

Affordable Housing in a First-Rate Neighborhood

Located in the verdant green waterfront area of Portland’s River Place neighborhood, Waterleaf Apartments is a unique project that leverages market-rate materials and available retail space in a considerate way to elevate the resident experience an...

Ⓒ Magda Biernat

Theory U District

Flagship Property Design

Seattle student housing must understand that residents will come from many places, have different experiences, and pursue numerous interests. Theory U District captures the diversity of the city’s student population by celebrating convergences: The interior design highlights nature and urban-inspired elements, while the architecture juxtaposes residential and academic communities. Our goal is to offer a program that makes every student, regardless of interests or origins, feel at home. As the first Pacific Northwest project of our client, Peak Campus, this project pushed us to not only be architects and interior designers, but also guides to the local student housing market. We provided insight into Seattle’s high caliber design expectations and strict building standards, along with the creativity and innovation standards set by the likes of local giants Amazon and Microsoft. The result is a flagship property that showcases stunning design, functional amenities, and private courtyards to foster a vibrant student community.

Flagship Property Design

Seattle student housing must understand that residents will come from many places, have different experiences, and pursue numerous interests. Theory U District captures the diversity of the city’s student population by celebrating convergences: The...

Ⓒ Aaron Locke

Kinwell 224 Westlake

Embracing the Past to Create a Modern Clinic with a Mission

Providing easy, accessible healthcare to individuals in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood as a walk-in clinic, Kinwell 224 Westlake raises the bar for how medical spaces address the needs of patients while placing comfort and privacy at the forefront of wellness-centered design. Kinwell 224 Westlake occupies a space with a deep history in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Built in 1926, the 90-year-old heavy timber building balances the new with the old, seamlessly blending into the surrounding area. The overall look and feel of Kinwell 224 Westlake are heavily influenced by the natural elements of the Pacific Northwest and the maritime aesthetics of Ballard and Lake Union, which are located just up the road from the clinic’s site. Themes of water and nautical décor such as oars and coastal photography adorn the clinic’s walls, reflecting the local community. While much of Kinwell 224 Westlake is inspired by local connections, other aspects of the building look inward, towards its own past for design direction. Many of the previous features from the site’s past - like the double-height ceilings - were retained in the name of sustainability, rather than covered up, making the space feel more spacious and open. To ensure that Kinwell 224 Westlake meets the requirements of both the patients and the medical professionals who occupy the clinic day-to-day, the patterns and habits of these end-users were observed and taken into consideration during the design process, so that the design of the office would be specifically tailored to the building’s layout and occupant’s needs while still adhering to Kinwell’s brand standards. In this way, Kinwell 224 Westlake considers practicality as well as comfort, accommodating the needs of all who enter through its doors.

Embracing the Past to Create a Modern Clinic with a Mission

Providing easy, accessible healthcare to individuals in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood as a walk-in clinic, Kinwell 224 Westlake raises the bar for how medical spaces address the needs of patients while placing comfort and privacy at the f...

About Ankrom Moisan

With diverse input, shared vision
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

With collective experience in architecture, interiors, planning, and brand, our design teams combine perspectives to shape a cohesive vision. We balance discipline and daring to build work that is intentional, useful, and long-lasting. We challenge ourselves—every day, with every project—to design smarter and better, to go beyond for our clients and connect our communities. Because when we get vision right, everyone can share it.

COMPOSITION
132
ACCREDITATIONS
5,450
COLLECTIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE
1,625
YEARS AT UNIVERSITY
7,800
ANNUAL EDUCATION HOURS
1.111E+186
COLLABORATION COMBINATIONS
4%
MICHAELS

With expertise, opportunity
OUR HISTORY

Since 1983, when two friends launched a small firm, we’ve worked to inspire clients and build thriving communities.

Today, we have offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. Annually, our 800+ projects, across eight industry sectors, span every scale and experience. Our 300+ people tackle this deeply human work, designing environments that awaken possibilities.

Since the very beginning, we’ve imagined a better future. Every day, we create it.

SINCE WE’VE BEEN KEEPING TRACK
22,200
COMPLETED PROJECTS
563
CITIES
44
STATES
4
COUNTRIES
1
PLANET
15,000
WORKSTATIONS
33,000
UNITS / BEDS / KEYS
55,000,000
FT. SQ.
40%
SUSTAINABLY CERTIFIED