Bellevue, Washington, is remaking its identity from suburban and car-centric to dense and pedestrian-oriented, a shift that includes emphasizing light rail transit and walkability for people of all abilities and ages. More broadly, a growing trend in senior community design brings senior living back into urban centers from the suburbs while adding public programming to planning that, until recently, was exclusively private.
Our design for Holden of Bellevue focuses squarely on these priorities.
Built for seniors who need memory care or assisted living, yet want ready access to downtown Bellevue’s amenities, Holden sits one block from Bellevue’s upcoming East Main light-rail station. Its contemporary design language, active street-facing retail, and pedestrian pass-through breaking up the site’s original superblock plan contributes to the neighborhood’s street life, as does its location, easily reached by families who live and work in Bellevue. Inside, our interior design program highlights community building through accessibility: Luxurious, hospitality-influenced amenities prompt seniors to get together outside their individual residences for shared mealtimes, social events, and fitness.
Holden is designed to cultivate all that downtown Bellevue can and will offer.