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Adjacent to the boundary limit for Washington County and two of Beaverton’s primary roads, Anthology of Beaverton is a buffer between a residential neighborhood and commercial zone, establishing a secure, inclusive haven for its aging residents. Containing three tiers of individualized, 24-hour care, Anthology of Beaverton’s community programming is designed to engage and accommodate the specific needs of each group of seniors – which includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Shared amenity spaces encourage the groups to socialize, mingle, and interact with one another, while an immersive interior design tied to the landscapes and ecosystems of Oregon connects residents to their youthful adventures and prevents them from feeling cut off from the world around them. In all aspects of its design, Anthology of Beaverton considers, respects, and supports the unique needs of each of its seniors, making it an unparalleled place for the young at heart to grow old.

Galvanized by grunge-y aesthetics and the great outdoors, Verve Boise carves out a one-of-a-kind space in the heart of Boise, Idaho, for students and young professionals to come as they are and do as they please. The hallways and common spaces of the student housing complex are tied to icons of the local community – like the murals of Boise's Freak Alley and the vibrantly green Idaho wilderness – through funky patterns, hypnotic textures, and old-timey wall graphics. Fun lighting fixtures, uniquely quirky finishes, and other engaging details elevate the resident experience into one of bespoke bewilderment; the eclectic composition of the building's comforts has something in store for everyone. Filled with functional amenity spaces that simultaneously emphasize modes of studiousness as well as playfulness, Verve Boise leans into the moods of the surrounding community and landscape to set itself apart as an atypical student housing complex for atypical students.

Converted from a Holiday Inn hotel to a residential apartment complex, The Mod at Midtown leans into the mid-century modern design style established by its past. The structure's facelift leverages as much of the existing space as possible, unifying the building as a place that remains competitive in new markets. It's got a new spin, but it still harkens back to the retro aesthetics of the late 60's. Utilizing strategic efficiencies within the renovation process to contain costs, expedite construction, and complete the project in a sustainable fashion, the project team embraced the existing structure, room layouts, and utilities of the Holiday Inn to turn the old, run-down hotel into an affordable-by-design residential project in a desirable area. Standing out as the only construction in the area with splashes of color, gradient cladding defines and differentiates The Mod at Midtown as a modern, yet eclectic, place to live. The façade is broken up in a way that creates unique perspectives and a larger design element that is visible from the street. Opportunities for branding collateral via large panels for murals and signage adorn the exterior of the structure, connecting the building to the thriving art scene and local Sacramento landmark Graffiti Alley.

Nestled within Seattle’s historic Laurelhurst neighborhood, just outside of the University of Washington’s campus, Aegis Living Laurelhurst is a luxurious and sophisticated senior living community. With connections to campus and an ethos of extravagance, the site is imbued with impressions of luxury and historical significance, making it a premier destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life. As one of Aegis Living's largest properties, special attention was given to integrating Laurelhurst into its surroundings, making the location appear as if it has always been a part of the neighborhood; It’s visible from the main thoroughfare leading to campus and overlooks the Burke-Gilman Trail, one of Seattle’s most famous bike and pedestrian paths. Embracing modern construction techniques and creative solutions to achieve the same look and feel as the Gothic architecture of old, Aegis Laurelhurst truly feels like a timeless reflection of its environment, and the perfect place to retire like royalty.

Occupying the site of America's first city-funded housing project in Seattle's Yesler Terrace neighborhood, Mason & Main embraces the context of its location as an inclusive gathering place for people of all backgrounds while transforming its surroundings into a destination that pedestrians and residents alike are drawn to. As a bifurcated mass, Mason & Main offers two destinations to explore and enjoy. The structures are split by a shared courtyard that allows residents to enjoy fresh air and the greenery of a community garden. A mural painted by a local Seattle artist sits above the courtyard, depicting clusters of colorful birdhouses and emphasizing the sense of community shared by residents of the two buildings. A pocket park adjacent to the site adds an open green space to the zig-zag public hill climb assist that guides pedestrians from the apartment complex to the transit station at the top of the hill. Being connected to Seattle's public transit system means that residents of Mason & Main can easily access the rest of the city by bus or light rail. Yet even with the gateway to Seattle in it backyard, Mason & Main's thoughtful design makes it the center of attention for Little Saigon.

The most comforting feeling in the world is the safety of a mother’s arms. The UWMC 6N OB Expansion is a close second. Dedicated to the comfort and care of both mothers and their newborn babies, the UWMC 6N is an expansion of the University of Washington Medical Center’s existing mother-baby unit. Attached to yet separate from the rest of the rest of the unit, 6N lies in its own peninsula within the UWMC building. Off and away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the hospital, the OB expansion provides high levels of direct, specialized care and monitoring, as well as extra privacy. Across the hall is a low-activity blood lab that, because of its proximity and minimal traffic, affords patients plenty of peace, quiet and rest during their stay. Designed as a flexible space, the patient rooms in 6N can be used in different ways for recovering and expecting mothers, accommodating antepartum examinations and postpartum recovery care. The flexible use of the patient rooms supports different staffing models, depending on the type of care needed. A focus on freshness in the front entry to UWMC 6N welcomes patients into the safety and support of the Natal Care Unit. The abundance of light from both exterior windows and interior light fixtures marks the expanded wing as welcoming and approachable, a significant benefit for the patients who occupy the unit for extended periods of time while receiving care. Within individual patient rooms, a deliberate effort to embrace the feelings and aesthetics associated with hospitality spaces elevates each room and guarantees comfort while adhering to the existing University of Washington Medical Center design standards. Earth-tone finishes and wood-look headwalls bring moments of biophilia into each patient room, while wide windows provide exquisite views of the University of Washington’s campus below. Sleeper sofas, pendant lights, and repeated geometric patterns are among the deliberate design decisions for materials choices and color palettes that create moments which transform the patient rooms from a clinical space into a home away from home. Durable finishes ensure that the rooms are easy to clean and built to last, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort.

Occupying an entire wing of the University of Washington’s Medical Center, the 7N MedSurg unit establishes a surplus of essential patient rooms that can be utilized for all purposes. As a retrofit, there was a large focus on creating multifunctional spaces that support the specific clinical needs of lower-acuity patients and can be fine-tuned over time. Our design team worked closely with the hospital to understand their needs for a universal space. To have the most long-term flexibility in terms of programming, we utilized iterative thinking alongside the construction process to design 7N as a floor of catch-all rooms that support the most basic and general types of hospital care. There is latitude for the hospital to use the wing how they like and to change their specialty over time; a huge consideration to combat the lack of available patient beds in hospitals witnessed during the pandemic.

Welcome to Main, a vibrant component of the Mason & Main development, nestled in the heart of Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood. While its sibling project, Mason, celebrates cultural diversity with vibrant colors, Main embraces a moodier tone, paying homage to the area's rich history and attracting the creative and adventurous. Explore Main and uncover its unique offerings. An expanded co-working program provides diverse options for creativity and innovation, with private offices designed for productivity and lounge areas inspired by local cafés, encouraging impromptu meetings and networking. Main was intentionally designed for flexibility, transforming from a daytime lounge space into a vibrant hub of entertainment. Discover the Vault Bar, hidden behind a panelized wood wall, offering an experience reminiscent of the historic neighborhood. Poker tables beckon the bold, while cozy lounges and intimate seating areas encourage socialization. Attracting creatives and adventurers alike, Main celebrates diversity and inclusion with vibrant murals and intricate textures integrated throughout the space, uniting individuals from all walks of life. In the spirit of Mason & Main, our sister projects are dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of residents while celebrating their surroundings. Whether you're drawn to adventure or seeking comfort, Main welcomes you to a space where connections are forged, ideas flourish, and every moment promises excitement. Welcome to Main—where modern living meets endless possibilities.

Removed from local services in Everett, Washington, Community Transit’s Merrill Creek building goes the extra mile to support its employees by bringing amenities and community to them. Because there are no services within walking distance of the site, the layout and structure of Merrill Creek steps up to provide employees with much needed amenities for them to take advantage of in their down time. There are so many choices to enjoy, in fact, that additional space was added to the structure to allow the inclusion of a fitness area, among other niceties. Splashes of blue and golden rod in lockers, tiling, and light fixtures link the space to Community Transit’s headquarters and compliment their overall branding, reinforcing the sense of community that is inherent between coworkers. Soft corners welcome employees and encourage them to feel at home in their respite from work. Visual cues and references to the surrounding environment are felt through allusions to the namesake Merrill Creek in overhead light fixtures, and the incorporation of natural materials like wood throughout common spaces and walkways that nod to the region’s logging and timber industries. The Great Hall, which cuts through the heart of the building, is wide enough to accommodate multiple artisan booths for exclusive, miniature markets, bazaars, or informational fairs for employees to enjoy since they're unable to attend other markets in the community during work hours or in-between shifts. In all of Merrill Creek’s corridors and corners, thoughtful elements and design intentions celebrate and strengthen the community in and around Community Transit.

Menlo Park is one of the most desirable addresses in Northern California, with a vibrant downtown, adjacency to Stanford University, and easy access to the culture and beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area. But finding housing that feels like home in this technology mecca can be a challenge. Middle Plaza is a three-building, 215-unit residential complex designed and built for Stanford University faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates. As the Interiors team on this vital addition to downtown Menlo Park, our Urban Living team was charged to create elevated living environments that provide both respite from and essential ties to the lively university town that surrounds the 8.4 acre site. Our Urban Living team designed the common amenity spaces to be versatile and conducive to planned and impromptu social interactions. Going far beyond the typical amenity lounge, these spaces boast game and media rooms, chef-worthy kitchens for larger upscale entertaining, wellness and fitness studios, and focus rooms to extend the work-from-home possibilities beyond each residence. Each of the three building’s common areas has a bespoke design and unique “vibe,” giving residents the ability to customize their experiences based on their needs, or even frame of mind, truly curating their choices. Knowing how important it is to stand out in a multi-unit multi-family residence, the amenity spaces are purposefully designed to be aesthetically harmonious inviting multiple age groups to enjoy them at once, cultivating community that ultimately leads to happier, healthier, more connected residents. An inside-out approach to the one- and two-bedroom residences takes advantage of Menlo Park’s temperate climate and nearly 300 days of sunshine each year. Light-filled with a seamless flow to patio spaces dotted with all-season and native plantings, the wellness benefits of satisfying residents’ innate biophilia are abundant. While the city outside is bustling, a warm palette and elegantly simple fixtures and finishes lend a relaxed and tranquil feel, enabling essential reconnection to oneself and one’s family. Thanks to the futures thinking approach, the Urban Living team tapped into the increasing trend of “forever renters,” designing each residence to function as an adaptive and evolving space, rather than the revolving door of a typical apartment community. The result is a living space with both an immediate and lasting sense of home.

Nestled within the heart of Ohio’s capital, Verve Columbus is set apart from other student housing projects by its sophisticated programming and relevant, refined, retro-inspired design. Balancing the opulence and flashy fashions of the past with the temperament and practical needs of the future, our design team anticipated future trends for student housing while incorporating the enduring elegance and sleek design of Art Deco aesthetics as a means to elevate the student housing experience into something grand. As a modern take on Art Deco, Verve Columbus leans into striking colors, uniquely designed materials, bold repeatable patterns, textures, and archway motifs in the entrance lobby, bar, and other shared amenity spaces, ensuring that the resident experience is as glamorous and luxurious as the building’s responsive amenities are.

Located in an area historically connected to America’s first post-war shopping mall and physically connected to the rest of Seattle by light rail, the Northgate neighborhood has been experiencing renewed attention as the site of a new urban neighborhood, evolving from a conventional shopping mall into a vibrant new community. As the first phase of the transformation from a park-and-ride lot to a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) that will connect the new light rail system throughout the neighborhood, Northgate Affordable Housing establishes a destination for growing families and working individuals alike, setting the tone for the future of the neighborhood as a more connected and sustainable community. As affordable family housing, Northgate aims to provide 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments to the people who need them most in an area where there are few options for low-cost accommodation. As part of this mission, 27 of Northgate’s 235 units are dedicated to veterans who may need supplementary support. Even with an efficient, budget-minded design, a dynamic patterned exterior was created to reflect the movement of buses and light rail transit lines near the site. Colorful murals, connected sightlines, a courtyard sanctuary, and community-oriented amenities and services support residents inside, encouraging feelings of safety, comfort, and support.

Driven by resident feedback and COVID health and safety concerns, URC Davis’s dining area was updated with a renewed focus on wellness, choice, and flexibility. Challenged to create two dining venues where there once was one, the design team developed two distinct spaces, each with their own uniquely branded experience. The casual walk-through dining “Marketplace” and the more traditional, sit-down “Orchard” dining experience provide residents of URC Davis with the luxury of choice. The “Marketplace” – which used to be a self-serve buffet – now has a light, bright, open kitchen with chefs to directly serve residents, and is very popular for its convenience and health-oriented food options. “The Orchard,” on the other hand, enhances a modern steakhouse aesthetic by incorporating saturated colors, organic patterns, and new lighting fixtures to soften the architecture of the space, revitalize the mood, and create varied, intimate seating options.

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.

Ankrom Moisan, partnered with Related NW and Central City Concern (CCC), designed Cedar Commons as part of the Division Street Campus, which includes Crescent Court and the upcoming Meridian Gardens. CCC serves a vulnerable population, and this 3-story mixed-use building, with 40 permanent supportive housing (PSH) single-room occupancy (SRO) units, and 20 affordable units, provides a much-needed home with integrated clinical and supportive services, for those in the community who truly need one. Driven to fulfill the residents’ needs of safety, security, and flexibility, Cedar Commons has been designed to encourage communal gathering and socialization, with community kitchens and lounges on Levels 1 and 2. These community spaces allow residents to congregate, cook meals, and hang out. Smaller, more intimate settings are available for those wanting a place to relax away from the larger public spaces. Each floor employs accent colors, providing some individuality to the levels, aiding in wayfinding for easier direction. While much of the building is residential, a wing of Level 1 has been earmarked for social services, allowing for easy access to CCC’s healing services, and for some separation between home and treatment. Cedar Commons is located one mile from the Blackburn Center, another service resource for residents, easily accessed via a nearby public transit route. Adjacent to the building is a large green space, potential for future expansion, and includes raised garden beds that residents use for growing their own food, and for garden therapy. A place of healing and home, Cedar Commons is a haven for growth, hope and wellbeing.

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.

Our designers and partners have worked together to innovatively combine affordability, accessibility, and sustainability within this project. Wynne Watts Commons is the largest affordable Net Zero Energy project incorporating Universally accessible design to enhance livability and promote wellness. While partnered with Albertina Kerr, an organization that provides safe and supportive 24-hour residential care for individuals experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, our design teams addressed the special needs of Kerr’s residents, while also focusing on an overarching aspiration for sustainable living for all residents of this four-story, 150-unit complex. Thirty universal design units provide a home for independent living for adults experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and earning 30% or less than the average median income. Three units will be available to Albertina Kerr’s service providers as temporary housing.

Local Boise is branded by the day-to-day experiences of its residents. Stationed along downtown Boise’s central roadway, Local Boise multifamily community provides a haven for students, and recently graduated young professionals. With an abundance of amenities designed to accommodate all personality types, from the extroverted who thrive in activity among others, to individuals who prefer to quieter surroundings, and everyone in between, Local Boise proves to be a location where young people can find their tribe and become the version of themselves that they were meant to be. One of the first young professional projects for repeat client Subtext, Local Boise is hyper-aware of how it connects to surrounding contextual spaces, how it develops a brand, and how it sets the standard for Subtext’s future young professional work. Emphasizing street-level connections, Local Boise incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the lobby and ground-floor common spaces to link the interior of the building with the external sidewalk, creating eye-catching visual connections that draw people in and underscore Boise’s local color. As far as young professional housing complexes go, Local Boise gives its residents the ideal environment to find their footing and establish themselves as independent young adults, whether it’s their first time away from home or the beginning of their post-grad professional lives.

Developed in partnership with Related NW, Central City Concern (CCC), the Portland Boys and Girls Club, and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), a non-profit dedicated to connecting refugees and immigrants with affordable housing, Crescent Court is an affordable housing complex that caters to residents from all walks of life, primarily immigrant and refugee families. Designed for a lifetime of growth, Crescent Court contains space for both individual residents and for families. Unit sizes range from one-bedrooms and studios to three-bedroom apartments specifically intended for families, meaning that tenants have the opportunity to grow and raise children without needing to leave the building. This is significant for immigrant and refugee families, as the ability to put down roots in a new area and build a sense of community is incredibly important for health, happiness, and future success when starting a new chapter in life. The emphasis on raising families is underscored by the proximity of a grade school less than a block away, as well as the inclusion of a Boys and Girls Club on site as one of the many shared community spaces. With other Ankrom Moisan-built affordable housing projects nearby, such as Meridian Gardens, Cedar Commons, and the Blackburn Center, Crescent Court creates a space for growing families in a neighborhood supportive of people with disabilities, mental health struggles, and substance abuse issues. This thoughtful design establishes a care-based community that values each resident and provides them with access to the resources required for a fruitful and fulfilling life.

Mason and its sister site, Main are a unique set of buildings located within Seattles Little Saigon neighborhood. Retaining the neighborhood’s original character - a place where cultures meet and weave together - the two sibling structures house emerging professionals, forever-renters, downsizing empty nesters, and individuals of all age groups.   A recognition that not everybody has the same needs embodies the spirit of the Mason building; Each common room and amenity was designed with a different approach, for a different purpose, intended to be used at different times of the day. This innovative design direction lends itself to establishing the amenity spaces inside the Mason building as unique, independent destinations within the larger Mason & Main destination.   The interior of Mason is saturated with subtle references to travel, and the growth of understanding that comes with it. Local art alluding to international styles makes that connection immediately within Mason’s foyer. Paired with the wide array of vibrant colors and intricate textures integrated throughout the building, it’s apparent that Mason offers an assortment of charming, one-of-a-kind locations for residents to come together and foster meaningful connections, all under a single roof.

Prominent in Eugene’s skyline at the Northwest corner of the University of Oregon’s campus, Union on Broadway serves as a gateway site. The feeling of arrival and imminent grandeur is supported by the fact that Union on Broadway establishes a new scale for Eugene, bridging the division between the urban developments found downtown and the variable scale dorms on University of Oregon’s campus. This modern, off-campus student housing serves as a fitting backdrop for undergrads transitioning from on-campus dorm life to off-campus living. Dramatic connections between the interior and exterior of the building are established by the various building amenities that overlook the two second-floor courtyards. The theatrical double-height lobby lounge provides passage to both the ground-level side yard and the second-floor computer lounge and courtyards. Throughout the structure, there is a vertical connection between floors, leading to a unique sectional experience split between academic studies and recreation. Much of this design was informed by the experiences of the design team at their Alma Matter, as many of the architects and interior designers at Ankrom Moisan are University of Oregon graduates. This common ground as former Ducks allowed the interiors and architecture teams to make the final design of Union on Broadway a uniquely cohesive project, custom tailored to the needs of its residents.

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.

Tucked amongst existing housing and hotels within Columbia Tech Center, The Club at the Park is an elevated residential community that supports Vancouver’s goal to make the city a great place to live, work, and grow. Attracting young professional residents, this development offers resort-inspired amenities that complement the bordering 12-acre park. The project is an exercise in scale. Interesting visual breaks in the massing and floor-to-ceiling windows create texture along the expansive 450-foot building, while offering opportunities to tie the overall community into the pastoral setting of the park. The resulting 206-unit property is a welcomed addition to an already popular area.

Envisioned as an icon along the waterfront of Lake Washington, Aegis Kirkland—an addition to the Aegis family of senior communities—takes inspiration from the Mediterranean villages of Italy. Bold, warm color and distinct styles inside and out activate the project to evoke the memories and romance of the Amalfi Coast. With a custom feel, Aegis Kirkland’s luxurious interiors and exteriors evoke the timeless quality of a long-standing Italian plaza. The design focuses on drawing both assisted living and memory care residents out of their private units and into common spaces and amenities. Residents can relax at the pub, grab a bite at the Queen Bee café, or catch a movie at the Cinema. The glass-ceilinged Grotto and scenic Sky Lounge with expansive views of Lake Washington create unique, awe-inspiring experiences. Capturing an architectural style rarely found in the Pacific Northwest, Aegis Kirkland truly leaves an impression on residents, visitors, and locals—leading to the most successful presales on units of all Aegis communities.

Confidently planted in the middle of downtown Portland, Buchalter’s Fox Tower office establishes the law firm at the cutting edge of legal office design. At a time when many businesses departed the downtown area, Buchalter decided to settle down and proudly make their mark on Portland in Fox Tower. Designed towards equitable access to light and the biophilic benefits of bringing the exterior inwards, expansive windows provide sweeping 360º views of the city and the surrounding Pacific Northwest beauty. Glimpses of Mount Hood, historic downtown Portland, and the forested West Hills in the distance provide the office with a unique identity and sense of location. The innovative use of retractable glass walls results in abundant natural light throughout the law firm, allows for flexible use of the space for events, and ensures the office is both open and versatile. Buchalter is firing on all cylinders, and their Portland firm is something different; pushing the envelope of corporate design, uncovering the blur between innovation and daring.

Located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, 2201 Westlake Lobby serves as the first impression for the high-rise multi-tenant office building and is an inviting way station for busy professionals. Our team successfully transformed what was once a featureless entryway into a meeting place enveloped in beauty. Designed to elevate what is typically a liminal space, 2201 Westlake Lobby pays homage to the regional natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest by way of a grand living wall. A glass façade integrates the verdant space with the surrounding neighborhood and fills the area with natural light. Open space and hidden design details immerse guests in a feeling of warm serenity, inviting visitors to linger in the building’s foyer for just a moment longer.

The first assisted living community built to meet a Living Building Challenge certification, Aegis Living Lake Union uniquely combines a rich local history while providing residents with a sustainable and healthy living standard that far exceeds any other senior community in the U.S. Located in the East Lake neighborhood of Seattle, the aesthetics and environmentalism of Aegis Living Lake Union have been inspired by the historic rowing clubs and culture of the area. The exterior exhibits dramatic, quality materials of natural cedar siding and rough brick, and the surrounding landscaping has been thoughtfully curated to consider biodiversity and rainfall. The pattern of cedar cladding on the north side of the building is reminiscent of oars through water, while the unique steel pattern canopy echoes the rowing shell, the shape of the oars, and has been dramatically extended beyond traditional lengths to accommodate rooftop solar panels. These strong shapes and patterns can be seen in the exterior brickwork and entry canopy and continue into the interior of the building. The lobby presents a sensational tribute to the UW rowing team; an original Pocock racing shell suspended from the sustainably sourced wood ceiling - a geometric composition suggesting rowing cadence and waves. Indeed, nature is frequently alluded to in many details found throughout the building. Biophilic principles are utilized, and the natural world referenced, as natural light spills through wide windows, a greenspace and watercourse offer peace and mindfulness, by way of the patterns in the carpet, the shape of the lighting fixtures, and the art adorning the walls. Aegis Living Lake Union is a beautiful, holistic home where residents can feel vital and connected, where their families are assured of their wellbeing.

Community Transit of Snohomish County is an innovative transportation leader in the Puget Sound region. Their rapidly expanding services and forward-thinking culture required a larger and more dynamic headquarters, and to that end our interiors team partnered with OTAK Architecture on this project. This collaborative undertaking represents the essence of sustainability, in that after many scenarios of new development were explored, ultimately the organization decided to repurpose an under-utilized and neglected industrial property. Community Transit is deeply committed to the well-being of its people. So much so, that the four design pillars for this project were borne from futurecasting the sensations employees would be feeling in their forthcoming new office, each pillar starting with the words, “I am”. “I am valued”, “I am learning”, “I am caring”, and “I am well”. These pillars can be discerned through many unexpected design features. The importance of civic engagement is demonstrated by Community Transit’s contribution of a large chamber within the new headquarters. It includes state-of-the-art technology and security, a custom board dais in which all members have an individual microphone, a custom podium, and seating for over 60 people. The new workplace for the employees of Community Transit is not just a beautiful vision, though it is that. It’s also proving itself to be a place that employees can be proud to take a family member through. It’s a place where they feel valued and heard, and where they can realize a sense of belonging.

Rainier Square sits in the heart of Seattle, adjacent to the iconic Rainier Tower. The newly built high rise has 59 stories and contains 734,000 square feet of office space, 189 ultra luxury apartment residences, and 24,000 sq. ft. of amenities, all with 360-degree unobstructed views of the city. Upon arrival residents are greeted by a doorman, and an exclusive elevator waits to take them to the 40th floor. We had the pleasure to design the luxurious residential units on floors 39 to 58. In Seattle, success is not measured by flashy trends, but rather by discovering a sense of purpose. Rainier Square’s residents are leaders, executives, and locally engaged philanthropists. They are dedicated to social causes and involved in their community while staying connected to their passions. They are looking for a home that offers space to pursue their creative interests and feel like the world is at their fingertips. We deliver all of this and more right to their doorstep. Here, a dedicated concierge is available to fulfill every need. A variety of spacious lounge seating groups are spread across the sky lobby giving residents the opportunity for a quiet moment or gathering with friends and family. Glass walls stretching 20 ft. high offer uncompromised panoramic views. Smart design is woven through the building starting with the touchless entry and remote elevator access controls. A well-lived life blends beautiful surroundings with a seamless integration of comforts, replacing the demands of a busy life with one of wellbeing. State of the art fitness areas are connected to the natural environment, creating a sanctuary for balance—mind, body, and soul as part of a holistic living experience.

The Seattle Belltown neighborhood where Liv Belltown is located is one of the last holdouts to urban gentrification in Seattle. The local communities take pride in the history still writ large on the streets and businesses in the area. With musical influences harking back to the early 90's grunge era, and even further back with documented performances of The Beatles from the 1960's, the neighborhood’s authentic funky energy is the heart and driving influence behind Liv Belltown’s design. Designed with the community at the forefront, and mindful of the downtown vibe, Liv Belltown provides much needed housing and thoughtfully scaled density that supports a pedestrian-oriented lifestyle and fosters experiences in the Belltown urban village. We endeavored to preserve the vitality and indelible grittiness of the area and imbue the building with a tempting mix of interesting amenities such as a generous pet lounge, a laundromat, and a club room on level 8 overlooking the roof deck. Sweeping views of Elliot Bay and the adjacent skyline provide residents with places to congregate, socialize and entertain. Located in an eclectic funky surrounding neighborhood, Liv Belltown has much to offer residents.

In the heart of the historic South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Mark on 8th preserves the old and makes it functional again. Using the façade of an art deco auto garage built in 1931 and designated as a landmark, it is inspired by the industrial, simple architectural details of the original structure. This memorable, mixed-use building brings seven stories, 174 residences and a scenic view of the iconic Space Needle to the tech-centric South Lake Union community. The apartment building is geared toward worldly students and career-driven young professionals who are seeking a unique place to call home. As an urban infill project that uses an original structure to serve a present need in its evolving neighborhood, Mark on 8th also thoughtfully offers job and housing balance. It creates a lively, historically charming environment where people can work, live, and play all near their home.

A suburb of Seattle, Woodinville is set in the heart of wine country. Inspired by local Washington state wine culture, this five-story assisted living and memory care senior community has been thoughtfully designed to promote wellness through the integration of natural elements and outdoor spaces. Within this chateaux-inspired building are 66 assisted living units, and 28 Memory Care units. Having partnered with Aegis Living on previous projects we knew that they would want something special for their senior residents in Woodinville. Lush landscaping surrounds the building and flows seamlessly into the interior. The architecture takes its cues from the traditional estate that are often found in the wine making regions of France. This beautiful five-story French countryside-style building welcomes residents and their families. Efforts were made to imbue the residents’ environment with an abundance of natural light and living greenery, encouraging their well-being and comfort. It is well established that nature is beneficial to overall health and happiness, and this notion was embraced as a key feature to the design. Elements of nature were implemented inside and out. Stone, wood, and stucco form the frameworks of the building, and with an abundance of natural light and foliage Aegis Woodinville is a tasteful residence for those in memory care.

Working once again with developer John Carroll, our teams created another elegant, boutique apartment building in Portland’s prestigious Pearl District. The Dianne—named for Carroll’s wife—highlights the success our Architecture, Interiors, and Brand disciplines can achieve when they design together. Taking inspiration from Carroll’s appreciation of the Art Deco style, our team found opportunities to introduce custom elements throughout the building. From the entry signage to the interior casework, these stylish details work together in sophisticated harmony. The 102-unit luxury high-rise tower’s craftsmanship continues the high-quality standards found in our other nearby collaborations with John Carroll. We are thrilled to add to his team’s legacy of designing landmark apartment buildings that helped establish the Pearl District. Elevating the residential experience, The Dianne offers a fresh perspective on historical design.

Visually-stimulating from all angles, the façade of The Perch PDX uses industrial materials and warm tones to evoke a sense of nostalgia, reminiscent of the 1950’s-style hotels that came before it. The Perch PDX takes a simple block shape and reimagines it by experimenting with geometry. Built with the intention of enhancing the neighborhood instead of distracting from it, this structure offers sweeping views of the city from the Southwest-facing sky lounge. Ground floor retail and a sky lounge bring new life to the community of residents, neighbors, and light rail commuters alike.

Positioned as a gateway to the Central Eastside of Portland, Skylar Grand Apartments is a sustainably designed eight-story, urban mixed-use apartment building that both responds to and defines the transformation of its surrounding neighborhood. Conceptualized as stacked boxes, the meticulous architectural design is an attention-grabbing landmark for people entering and leaving this active, progressive district. We are not trying to recreate the past, but take inspiration from what is there—the dramatic diversity of building styles and regional industries that make this place unique and special Few places in Portland can offer such spectacular views of the Willamette River, along with the activities and relaxation that comes with it.

Office tenants today desire in-building fitness and wellness amenities that are infused with vibrancy and life to help their energy throughout the day. The tenants of Fox Tower, a multi-tenant office building in Portland, are no different. Its owners asked us to transform a dull and tight basement fitness space into an expansive and inspiring environment. By imbuing glowing light, airiness, and a serene color palette into the window-less area of the building, our Interior Design team sought to inspire each potential user, including those who are not exercise-enthusiasts. We created a fitness amenity that helps alleviate stress and tension throughout the day to help everyone achieve their daily peak.

Park Fifth continues LA’s lineage of urban life with newfound energy and style. Together with our client, MacFarlane Partners, our Architecture and Interiors teams designed a timeless, curated living experience for LA professionals. The 25-story luxury tower of housing and retail captures the legacy and allure of Pershing Square and offers residents access to a world of high design. Park Fifth's full-height marquee element and floor-to-ceiling windows echo the grand theater scale of the former Philharmonic Auditorium. Welcoming residents and guests at the entry, a custom-designed laser-cut, granite slab at the tower’s base honors the rich, artful story of the historic building. Inside, refined, sculpture-like finishes complete the sophisticated amenity spaces and highly appointed residences. Creating the mixed-use tower combined our expertise in urban living design, 3D modeling technology, urban infill, and historical research. By working closely with the City of Los Angeles, we were able to redefine the city's 240-foot height restrictions and create a 360-degree rooftop amenity experience offering panoramic views and complete with a pool, bar, lounge and fitness area. As one of the first of its kind in the city, the innovation paved a path for future high-rises to come.

One block from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, the West Edge Tower is a destination in and of itself. The highly crafted exterior of this 39-story mixed-use building gives way to an elegant interior experience, revealing moments of exploration and discovery that tie to the nature, local culture, and architecture found surrounding the site. The design features three distinct types of residences, each laid out to maximize the views and engage residents in the natural beauty of the area. Materials and finishes in each apartment reflect the outer landscapes and environments of the Seattle region. Penthouses provide a new offering with unmatched size, quality, and views. Beautifully designed amenities further highlight this interplay between architecture and interiors and the outside world. But nowhere is this connection more powerful than directly inside the lobby. Here, the Green Jewel Box—a naturally-lit glass enclosure containing a living Japanese maple tree—holds stillness in the heart of Seattle.

Inspired by the site's history, our interior design concept for Trademark hinges on kinetic motion, contrast, and reflection. We fuse Art Deco style with elegant, abstract interpretations of train travel to bring residents aboard an experience of effortless living and contextual luxury. Trademark’s dynamic, ground-level leasing lobby encourages activity and social connections between staff and residents. The hospitality-inspired feel is reinforced through the use of natural stones, warm wood textures, luxe metals & mirrored ceilings. Upholstered front concierge desk and integrated illumination are reminiscent of glamorous train car appointments The materials are used to create an elegant, modern, and enduring bridge between past and present. Bronze metal above the leasing desk artfully recalls the scale and form of train tracks. Decorative lamps provide the intimate, warm glow throughout the space, reflecting brilliantly against wood and metal accents that highlight the custom wall covering mural behind the built-in concierge desk. Beyond the lobby, Art Deco-inspired metal screens and patterning serve as wayfinding elements that guide residents through key transition areas; they are a cohesive welcoming feature when entering or exiting elevators, units, or amenity spaces. Customized unit entry signage and lighting completes the hospitality feel of our design. The clubroom and outdoor courtyard on the third level are the “extended living room” of the luxury residence. Complete with space to entertain guests, take a fitness class, or relax in a private cabana beside the pool, our design coordinates each space to create a collective amenity retreat in the heart of DTLA.

Leeward is like no other apartment in Seattle—rivaling typical apartment design through both technical and livable measures. It's a mixed-use development that celebrates the rebirth of South Lake Union and the needs of its growing population. Because of a steeply sloping site and strict code guidelines, our design for the LEED for Homes Gold mid-rise is innovative and resourceful. A mix of luxurious prestige and gritty industrialism, our design adds 296 new apartments, one-of-a-kind amenity spaces, and vibrant street-level retail to the area.

Tranquil. Natural. Restorative. When you think of words that describe Portland’s bustling Burnside Street, those are likely not what comes to mind. Situated on the dividing line between North and South Portland, the site at 16th and Burnside was a key opportunity to create an active mixed-use destination—and comfortable, rejuvenating apartments. Alta Peak is an 8-story development of retail and housing that pushes the boundaries of traditional wood-frame mid-rise design. It reinterprets the historic courtyard apartment buildings of Portland’s past, with all the benefits and efficiencies of modern innovation. Thoughtful programming, high-end finishes, and locally crafted materials make it an urban oasis for active young professionals. From inviting ground-floor retail to airy studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, it’s an inspiring urban living experience, encased in timeless design.

The first housing built in the heart of bustling Redmond Town Center, Talisman pushes the boundaries of what residents expect from urban-suburban locales. The identity of this six-story apartment building was crafted with the innovative, international, and forward-thinking spirits of the local tech employees that are sure to call it home. The design is dynamic and expressive, sophisticated yet comfortable; a true reflection of the community within. For inspiration, our designers crafted the concept “Manthropology”– a riff on the well-known retail brand with the spin “what if Anthropologie was reimagined for men?” man • thro • pol • o • gy noun 1 : the study of the Redmond tech employee; especially : the study of Redmond tech workers in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture: a: Characteristics include design tendencies toward purposeful, architectural, and layered, with exposed connections and mechanisms. b: Personal appearance is comfortable, yet stylish. Appears effortless but in fact much thought is put into items of importance. Open to opportunities to distinguish oneself from the “pack” c. Appreciates quality over quantity.

Located in Redmond, Washington, Esterra Park is an urban, mixed-use redevelopment made up of residential, hospitality, and office. With the master plan completed in 2011, the buildings have been built in phases over several years. Here, in the micro-metro area of Redmond’s western gateway, Ankrom Moisan played a key role in setting the bar for Esterra Park and bringing urbanism into Redmond. Partnering with AvalonBay for the three residential blocks and CSM Corporation for a dual-branded hotel, we designed four blocks and conducted feasibility studies for those remaining. Avalon Esterra Park, our two seven-story, mixed-use buildings, are among the first market-rate apartment developments in the outskirts of Redmond. Designed for effortless living—close to people’s work, near the incoming light rail station, and next to a brand-new urban park—our development brings sophisticated, modern residential options to Redmond.

Emerald Place Apartments comes from a brand rooted in community and embodied in the phrase "I Am Home”, but residents didn’t have an amenity space that reinforced that brand. By redesigning this common space to support their different needs, our 2017 renovation transformed an overly compartmentalized and programmatically inflexible clubhouse into a bright, locally influenced, and multipurpose lounge that feels like being home. We opened up walls to completely reimage and better maximize the floorplan while creating new found spaces. We combined programing and by redesigning its footprint, our renovated clubhouse now adapts to fit residents’ actual needs, playing an essential role in enhancing their lives today.

Montrose is a reflection of the Prometheus brand that delivers a home—crafted with regional influence and curated to inspire. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the interior design syncs the brand with the context and creator culture of the area through branded expressions, strong geometric forms, dynamic art, and vibrant colors. In true California style, our design centers on outdoor amenity space, offering enclaves for entertaining, working, and reflection. Residents can start their day with a quiet sunrise meditation and end it with an intimate cocktail party on the rooftop lounge. Inside, bolder design elements interlock with subtler, traditionally crafted materials, creating a home as inspiring as the people who live there.

With an eye for regional context and aesthetic attractions that transcend demographics, we designed the interiors of two distinct luxury residences for Raintree Partners in Sunnyvale, California to appeal the area’s growing, diverse population. Now, people from all walks of life call the high-end apartment community of Encasa home. For each building, we integrated custom iron work, patterns, and tile to reflect the Spanish Mission architectural aesthetic. But Parcel I translates the style through an intricate, traditional lens, and Parcel II is diametrically refined and contemporary. A sophisticated mix of leasing, co-working, lounge spaces, and private work suites further differentiate the two residences and space for outdoor living & entertaining connects each residence to the lush surrounding landscape. Encasa Apartments are resort-style living for Silicon Valley employees and their families.

Senior communities should uplift the experience of aging. The overarching concept for Aegis Overlake is fostering human connections and opportunities for wellness for residents and staff through biophilic design. Aegis Living, our client, is known for providing high quality, resident-focused Assisted Living and Memory Care, as well as creating a bespoke experience at each of their communities inspired by the surrounding neighborhood. As one of their flagship properties, the 108,500 sq. ft. Overlake project blends modern Mediterranean design sensibilities with Pacific Northwest aesthetics in its luxury resort environment. Plentiful access to daylight, views, and nature make this project feel both expansive and welcoming, but also intimate and comfortable. Biophilic design touches every space, bringing nature into the interiors with a stunning jewel box solarium as the centerpiece of this community. Aegis Overlake won 1st place in the Senior Living category of the DJC Oregon 2021 TopProjects awards.

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.

Blending the best of hometown living with an urban lifestyle, Verso offers an alternative to downtown Portland apartment living in the heart of Beaverton. Residents can easily hop on public transit, walk to the nearby farmer’s market, or dine out at a growing number of restaurants and food cart pods. A mere 10-minute commute to Nike and Intel, Verso provides 172 market-rate units for the area’s professionals, plus numerous comfortable and convenient amenities. The 5-story, mixed-use project is one of the tallest buildings in the area and it is the third project we have completed with Rembold Properties within a half-mile radius. We are excited to continue positively contributing to the changing Beaverton market, in partnership with our existing and new clients.

Amidst a campus-wide effort to instill building lobbies with unique personalities, Microsoft challenged us to redesign one of the most important entry points at their Redmond, Washington headquarters. The Redwest C Lobby needed to serve two contrasting functions: support the highly secure operations of the critical teams in the building and serve as a universally inviting check-in site for the company’s many important visitors. Our firm’s rich multidisciplinary experience guided our approach to this dual-purpose space. We fused a hospitality-inspired sense of welcome and calm with elements of security and organization barrowing from our more technical projects. Of course, the north star compelling every aspect was Microsoft global brand standards. Engaging our familiarity with branded experiences, we balanced regional and building-specific storytelling with worldwide corporate parameters to create confident, functional trailhead from which employees and visitors can enter Microsoft’s world headquarters.

Beryl Apartments sits at the corner of 12th Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle’s popular Capitol Hill neighborhood. The project enhances the eclectic area, blending a sense of long-standing community with contemporary live-work spaces. Our design process involved a collaborative effort between Capitol Hill’s residents and our architectural team, both committed to combining neighborhood history and style with functionality that fits today’s needs. A range of unit sizes gives professionals working in the area an opportunity to more affordably live within walking distance. The design concept behind the project is a “stage,” paying homage to the theatre culture of Capitol Hill. We successfully integrated Beryl Apartments into a well-established intersection through a simple yet unique exterior that balances the edgy character of the surroundings.

Long gone are the days of stale, colorless office buildings. Now, companies desire workplaces that are youthful and lifestyle-oriented to help them attract talent and inspire current employees. This is true even if they are located in high-end, multi-tenant properties, like Fox Tower in downtown Portland. Our clients, the building owners, asked us to transform a hard-to-lease space into a memorable and lively amenity area for all of their tenants to enjoy. Our interior design team brought tropical warmth and earthiness to the rainy Pacific Northwest with a bold, staycation themed lounge space. Room to relax, meet in small groups, host happy hours, and admire 25th floor views of the city make it the perfect after (or during) work retreat.

Our fourth clinic collaboration with Vera Whole Health in Spokane, Washington, Vera 613 Washington reinforces the client’s signature upscale, efficient model of caring for patients’ holistic wellness. We carried through the hospitality-inspired design standards established for our first Vera Whole Health project—Vera Country Homes—guaranteeing visitors will receive the same high-end, inviting experience at every office. As Vera Whole Health’s architecture and design partner, our healthcare team also used this series of projects as an opportunity to review their brand standards and real-life functionality of our designs, to make the next clinic even more well-organized. Every element of a Vera Whole Health project is carefully planned. We develop everything from the interior details like lighting and wall décor, to the equipment implementation package that determines each medical device’s location in the space to support smooth workflows. Unique to this clinic is the implementation of an On-Stage/Off-Stage design that improves provider and patient experiences. Supported by our thoughtful programming, everyone who offers or seeks healthcare at Vera 613 Washington should feel welcomed, connected, encouraged to collaborate, and inspired to take charge of their personal or their patients’ wellbeing.

Guided by our client’s vision for a rich, warm, resort-like experience, our design team transformed the town center of Covenant Living at Mt. Miguel, a well-loved senior-living campus in San Diego, into a modern and peaceful community center. For residents and their families, their new town center is a place to gather, reconnect, and celebrate their sense of shared pride. It’s flexible yet coherent, rustic yet unmistakably high-end. Our Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial design has become the heart of this community and an icon of Covenant Living at Mt. Miguel new comprehensive plan.

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.

A place for second chances and life transitions, Wy’East Plaza meets a current need for safe, dignified affordable housing while offering a vision for the future of East Portland. Named after a Native American term for Mt. Hood, the four-story building’s 175 units will primarily be dedicated to lower income residents. Cost containment strategies challenged our architects and interior designers to develop new solutions that would provide housing for more families, per dollar spent. Complete with a courtyard, community spaces, and carless transit options, Wy’East Plaza supports people starting their next chapter and encourages the future of its neighborhood to be more walkable and residential. Collaboration amongst all stakeholders from the very start created the ideal harmony of design, constructibility, and budget. We maximized our resources through simple, elegant Scandinavian-inspired design—not sacrificing quality or beauty.

Once abandoned for decades, the historic Meier & Frank Warehouse in Portland’s Pearl District has been transformed into a bright, airy, and thoroughly contemporary workplace for Vestas-American Wind Technology. Our renovation balances sustainable design and historical texture with our client’s need for headquarters that feel like a community and inspire people to do their best work together.

A new type of advanced primary care center, Vera Country Homes gave our team an opportunity to design an upscale, hospitality-inspired healthcare environment that not only welcomes patients, but operates efficiently and safely for doctors, nurses, and staff. The holistic healthcare model is different from most standard primary care facilities, emphasizing wellness coaching as integral to people’s overall health. As such, our design centers on collaboration, with warm, inviting materials, open office spaces where physicians can work together, consultation rooms laid out for one-on-one coaching and different family/patient interactions, even a large conference room for wellness classes or staff training sessions.

One of two Ankrom Moisan projects anchoring a new neighborhood in Hillsboro, OR, Reed’s Crossing Senior Living jump-starts civic growth—in what was once an empty field—through independent/assisted living and memory care. Here, calm, airy interior spaces are bathed with natural light, and ample outdoor spaces and biophilic design elements play off the building’s agrarian-inspired form. Our distinctly urban approach to suburban senior living laid the structural basis for multigenerational life: integrating with walking paths, single-family housing, retail, school, and green areas. Designed for Rembold Properties with a clear love for Hillsboro’s landscapes, operational flexibility, and the wellness of those who will live here, Reed’s Crossing Senior Living is a focal point of what we hope will become a vital, self-contained community.

An experiment in integrating a new, modern building with pre-existing historic structures, AVA Capitol Hill takes cues from both the past and present of its location in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. Drawing on the history of the area—previously known as Auto Row—the apartment building’s connection-driven design speaks to cars’ original function: the ability to physically link us to other people and places. Naturally, our architectural team’s connections helped make this project a success. From our clients to Capitol Hill’s community council, every stakeholder in this project was committed to the journey. Practicing a collaborative design process was the right thing to do, a testament to the active, eclectic spirit of the neighborhood AVA Capitol Hill serves.

St. Paul’s Plaza is a four-story senior community designed to give underserved people in Chula Vista assisted living and memory care that feels rooted, inviting, and homey, not institutional. Significantly, our work began by interviewing seniors and families of residents at our client’s other communities, learning how they spend time with each other and what they wanted most. Their insights inform almost every aspect of our architectural and interior design for St. Paul’s Plaza—from playground space for seniors and children, to private areas built for cooking family meals, to the landmark clock tower and massing that responds gracefully to nearby retail across a busy commercial street. A grand yet comfortable community anchored to the Otay Ranch neighborhood and open to Southern California’s mild climate, St. Paul’s Plaza is a place that belongs.

Where northeast Bellevue meets Redmond, Washington, on a site with ready access to outdoor recreation and both cities’ downtowns, we transformed a low-rise commercial center into a high-density neighborhood we ourselves would love to live in. And we did this at a large scale, designing four separate midrise apartments, 618 luxury units in all, that manage to feel close-knit and deeply approachable. Our design concept is all about drawing people in. Four bracket-shaped buildings cup inner courtyards like two pairs of hands, with a walking path meandering through the heart of the entire site. Enveloped by each pair of buildings, two cedar-and-brick amenity pavilions—one for wellness and leasing; the other, for meeting and lounging—pull visitors in from the beautifully landscaped roundabout at the quad’s center. This sense of arrival, of intimate scales and communal, car-free outdoor rooms, are key elements that make Hyde Square far more than four apartment buildings. We turned a blank slate built around cars into a brand-new place made for people.

As one of a few senior communities in northeast Portland, MorningStar at Laurelhurst serves an important dual purpose: allow nearby families and their older relatives to reside within walking distance of each other and offer aging residents of the surrounding neighborhood a comforting opportunity to remain in the same area. Urban on one side, MorningStar at Laurelhurst invites interaction with passersby along the busy commercial street it resides on. Residential on the other side, the senior community responds to the smaller scale of the surrounding houses and provides multiple gardens for residents. Our team designed this project with thoughtfulness and attention to ensuring it will reflect and enhance the historic Laurelhurst neighborhood aesthetically and practically upon completion in 2022.

Healing is a holistic process including mental and physical rehabilitation. Our approach for renovating the Harborview Medical Center Pediatric Burn Unit channels both of these aspects to recovery. We strove to create an immersive, engaging environment not only for the young patients requiring intense, long-term treatment, but also for the staff and visitors. Renovation efforts for this downtown Seattle inpatient ward were mainly concentrated on upgrading an existing playroom and therapy room, and the creation of a staff break room. Driven by the concept of zones, our design focused on creating spaces for treatment, play, and rest that allow patients, visitors, and staff to exercise a level of control over their engagement with space. The process of completing the 1,700 sq. ft. HMC Burn Unit epitomizes our belief that collaboration, communication, and respect are critical to success. This design-bid-build project was constructed entirely during the pandemic in an active inpatient unit. Leveraging communication strategies utilized in design-build project delivery models, we finished on-time and on-budget with only 22 RFIs (the majority of which were confirming). Close partnership between our team, construction partner Skanska, and client HMC ensured consistently aligned expectations, as well as swift, smooth handling of any issues arising during construction.

A fifth-generation Portland family business, Harder Mechanical needed a new, modern headquarters to last them for another 80 years. Because reinvention tends to be part of their business—they gain expertise in the newest processes, be it mill work or high-tech manufacturing, and periodically transform themselves along the way—they were looking explicitly for an innovative showcase office. After learning who they are, how they view their work, and what they needed in a collaborative working session, our design encompasses a beautiful, durable brick building using renewable cross-laminated timber (CLT). The new Harder Mechanical building will last for decades, aligning with and improving the Elliott neighborhood in a way that’s both timeless and exceedingly modern.

Designed to bring diverse communities displaced by gentrification back into Eliot , a once-predominantly Black neighborhood in Northeast Portland, the Songbird Apartments provides more accessible housing to people who urgently need it. This ground-up community along North Williams Avenue serves very low- to low-income families, giving priority to longtime and displaced prior residents of North and Northeast Portland. Funded by the Portland Housing Bureau, the five-story apartment building includes 40 units for Section 8 residents and 61 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a learning kitchen, large event space, and outdoor seating areas. BRIDGE worked closely with community leaders and members to determine how Songbird could best serve them, and their feedback informed everything from our color palette to how we programmed outdoor spaces. Meant for people who wouldn't otherwise be able to live here who have been priced out of the neighborhood and, built to market-rate quality, Songbird fits in with the Eliot neighborhood—and makes it better.

What at first seemed like a straightforward, 5,500 sq. ft. interior tenant improvement project for Swedish Medical Center—relocating their ambulatory infusion clinic, as part of their First Hill hospital’s larger expansion—proved an intricate, complex, and exciting interior and architectural design challenge. Since their existing AIC was located in the main acute care facility, our collaborative team faced a wider opportunity to completely rethink their new space in an outpatient facility, touching on every aspect of healthcare design: medical planning, equipment planning, clinical engineering, respiratory services, food services, waste-removal services, medical delivery, security, and entertainment. And once underway, multiple scope changes squeezed the project’s already tight schedule even tighter. Thanks to true collaboration with hospital clinicians and users, and a rabid, nimble design process, we made it happen. We delivered Swedish Medical Center’s new AIC on schedule, on budget, and with a design that helps patients—and staff—feel taken care of.

In the heart of California’s wine country, the Meadows at Napa Valley Senior Living Life Plan Community was long overdue to remodel and expand their primary amenity building. Designed to support the active lives of local residents who want to grow old without leaving their community, The Meadows’s new space creates a sophisticated yet relaxed, friendly, and engaged atmosphere. From its new pool and fitness center to its refined dining venues, our expansion for The Meadows brings people together through shared activities and strong connections to their wider Napa community.

The first fully affordable housing project to break ground in San Francisco’s vibrant and diverse Mission District in 10 years, Avanza 490 holds a place for formerly homeless and extremely low-income families and individuals to call home. Our design for 490 South Van Ness balances the need to create the maximum number of units possible with high standards for wellness and livability. For this seven-story, mixed-use building of 81 affordable and family-friendly apartments, we worked closely with local community agencies to integrate on-site support services—including stabilization programs, health and wellness resources for children, youth, adults, and families, and leadership training—so residents no longer have to leave the building to get the help they need.

A place of historical and cultural significance, Legacy Capitol Hill showcases the beauty of rehabilitating a century-old structure to make it functional for the next hundred years. We preserved the best of the former Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Co.’s historic “Auto Row” character, while creating high-quality, modern creative office and retail spaces – both much needed in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Our architects and interior designer teams responded to the project’s surroundings by uniting three distinct conceptual components: urban infill, additions, and historic landmark restoration. We utilized research from national and international sources to develop an alternative structural design option that would safely accommodate the building’s landmark status. Legacy Capitol Hill now offers 71,500 sq. ft. of new office space, along with retaining 13,500 sq. ft. of retail space. Unanimously approved by the Seattle Design Review Board and whole-heartedly supported by the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council, the adaptive reuse and addition to this historic site thoughtfully blends Capitol Hill’s history with its vibrant future.

In early 2016, our Seattle team moved from Pioneer Square to Ankrom Moisan’s new Seattle workplace—a bright, character-filled showcase of collaboration, inclusive design, and our firm’s office culture. Our office reflects who we are and our priorities, not only what we do. Our design began by collectively reflecting on what matters to us: How do we prefer to work? What should our office say to potential clients? What cultural values matter most to us? Fast-forward to today: Even as our downtown Seattle office is still evolving, it feels as playful, transparent, and joyfully authentic as the day we moved in. It’s who we are.

Known for developing mixed-use projects that champion diversity and equity, Capstone Partners needed a headquarters that captured their culture of corporate responsibility and “work hard, play harder.” Our interior design team pushed beyond how people typically think of offices, using bold color and curated eclectic décor elements to create unexpected moments as you walk through the 1,185 sq. ft. space. Rather than focus on dictating a cohesive corporate story in this space, we invited opportunities for individuality to be highlighted. Collaboration was key. A collaborative partnership between the developer and our designers translated to a workplace where each employee sees their unique personality reflected within. It was also important to foster a collaborative work environment by creating distinct destinations throughout the small space that support many types of activities. Vibrant, functional interior design elements come together like a puzzle, creating an office environment that spotlights the people and the work, equally.

Relative to the size of its student body, Seattle’s University of Washington didn’t have enough high-quality student housing. To help the university keep up with its predicted growth, Landmark—the largest student housing developer in the country—contacted Ankrom Moisan to create The Standard, their biggest project to date. Impressively scaled and prominently situated on the hill in Seattle’s University District, The Standard comprises two towers and one mid-rise immediately adjacent to UW's campus. A permeable, pedestrian-friendly street level connects the public, many of whom are using the nearby new light-rail station, with The Standard’s 1500 student residents. Inside and out, living at The Standard means studying, connecting with one another and cultivating a healthy work/life balance in state-of-the-art housing that feels every bit as inviting as it looks.

Although Vancouver, Washington, sits on the iconic Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon, and offers plenty of prime real estate with panoramic views of the river, its waterfront sat mostly undeveloped for decades. But Gramor Development saw potential in a particular site that was once a historic mill. And with the city of Vancouver wanting to reinvent its riverfront—to “create a world-class waterfront along the mighty Columbia River [that] will be the region’s next great gathering place”—our team saw an opportunity to help shape the city by transforming this site. Connecting a neglected site to the urban grid demands dedication and a steadfast vision. Where an abandoned site once sat, the beautiful new mixed-use Murdock now rises at The Waterfront to welcome an entirely new community of residents, businesses, and visitors. For the several members of our design team who live in Vancouver, this project and the optimistic path it blazes for the city’s future hold a very special place in our hearts.

New construction does not always mean different, bold, and flashy. When asked to design a new home for the iconic Huskey Deli in the West Seattle Junction neighborhood, we sought to honor the familiar, established character of the nearly 90-year-old business and its long-time community. 4747 California is a mixed-use building including 79 residential units and 6,500 square feet of retail space. As the first mid-rise project on the West side of California Avenue, the design team was dedicated to initiating a positive pattern of growth for future development on this important retail street. The building provides a unique residential experience thoughtfully designed to take advantage of square footage and expansive sound and mountain views. Uniting business owners, developers, and designers who all have deep ties to the neighborhood, this project is a testament to the power of architecture built with authentic connections to the people and place it stands in.

Mercer Island has seen plenty of development recently. But despite each new mixed-use building or comprehensive plan, still, residents who want to age gracefully, with assistance, without leaving their community didn’t have many options for assisted living or memory care. With Aegis Senior Living, our overall design theme for Aegis Mercer Island fills this gap, providing a beautiful four-story, 89-key assisted living senior community that feels like home and blends in with the island’s residential character. This emphasis on designing community spaces was just as important as connecting residents to biophilic materials and outdoor elements, inside and out. Together, these two factors are essential drivers of overall wellness for seniors. Imbued with natural materials, integrated indoor/outdoor elements, and visible respect for the ecosystems and people of Mercer Island, past and present, Aegis Mercer Island is an exquisitely designed community—a warm, comfortable gathering place for the island’s seniors to grow old, in a place they already call home.

Located in the East Portland Grand Avenue Historic District, Grand Belmont is designed to fit in with its surroundings. After another architect’s tower concepts failed to pass design review, Ankrom Moisan stepped in with a confident design for a seven-story, mixed-use apartment building that respects this neighborhood’s character, while building on its historic lineage. Approached from downtown Portland, Grand Belmont expresses solidity and prominence. Approached from the Central Eastside, it feels intimate, subtly blending with the surrounding late 19th/early 20th Century buildings. At its core, Grand Belmont just feels naturally at home.

Microsoft asked us to redesign the lobby in Building 5 of their Redmond Town Center campus, but their request needed a deeper, more nuanced approach than a typical surface refresh. Working in a small space and with a tight budget, our redesign had to express Microsoft’s core value of human-centered design. It needed to be both secure and fully usable by anyone, of all abilities and ages. As an experience, it had to fit easily within Microsoft’s global brand guidelines. And we should use ordinary materials to do innovative things. After refining three initial design concepts, our final lobby redesign successfully packs a lot of programming, meaning, and intention into a compact space.

A person’s wellbeing relies not only on their physical health and safety, but on their social and emotional health too. The senior living nonprofit Jewish Home of San Francisco recognizes this truth. It’s part of what guides their mission to help people age gracefully. Understanding this, we helped Jewish Home of San Francisco transform their nine-acre, 130-year-old urban campus into an oasis. Three concepts—discovery, equity, and beauty—underpin our work, as expressed through two new aspects and a comprehensive campus plan. The Frank Residences building serves memory care and assisted living with 190 units. Byer Square is the campus’s new community center, open to the public. The project’s urban design, three distinct parks, and highly visible green spaces, were developed with VMWP and refined with community stakeholders. This renewed campus for Jewish Home of San Francisco serves as a refuge and social hub, strengthening ties between the nonprofit, residents, and the surrounding community.

Part of what draws people to cities, what makes city life so vibrant, are the many ways private and public life overlap. Sidewalk life, running into friends, hanging out on the stoop, seeing and being seen—all social activities enabled by the built environment. Can we translate these experiences to less dense suburban areas? Why should cities have all the fun? Arc Central is our answer to this question. Transit-oriented, walkable, and designed as placemaking, our comprehensive plan for Arc Central sows the seeds of thriving community life in a formerly underused suburban site in Beaverton. Where an empty parking lot and an old theater once stood vacant, two bustling, residential mid-rise apartment buildings now hum with activity. From their stoops, residents greet neighbors walking and biking along well-connected streets. Inside, shared communal spaces are complemented by quiet, peaceful, and generously appointed units. Arc Central is an ongoing lesson in how careful design can grow community.

Capstone Development Partners came to us with a complex design opportunity. Could we help fulfill San Diego State University’s need for dense student housing one block south of campus, in a neighborhood of single-family homes, while aesthetically and socially fitting in? Our key approach: Community outreach. By listening actively and carefully to project and community stakeholders, as well as local jurisdiction, we learned what the community needed and what concerned them about misaligned visual aesthetics, more traffic, and noise. With their input and ongoing collaboration throughout the project’s design phases, we refined its scale, outcomes, and aesthetic, and met both SDSU’s and the community’s needs. Our courtyard design for M@ College, provides a new student housing option of 327 beds in one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments, delivers on the school’s required density of units. Not only did our collaborative approach meet the project’s design outcomes, it delivers student housing that beautifully integrates with its surroundings.

In 2012, commercial development in downtown Medford, Oregon had stalled out. Six years earlier, the city had built a 3-story parking structure in the town center, hoping that it might spur development but had struggled to do so. Fast-forward to today: One West Main, a beautifully designed new commercial building, surrounds the old parking structure. Pale modular brick, gleaming wood, and grey metal panels contrast with the red brick of the existing garage. Retail has moved in. New buildings are going up. We’re proud that our design for this challenging site helped spark the downtown growth that the city of Medford hoped for.

Beautiful and affordable housing is so rare, yet so necessary. In Portland’s Riverplace district, the Vera proves that both are possible. Developed through a visionary collaboration and honoring the spirit of Vera Katz—Portland’s beloved former mayor and the first female Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives who fought for stronger communities through civic revitalization—the 13-story affordable apartment building weaves together onsite job training and education, contemporary unit designs, and some of Portland’s best waterfront views. Despite unprecedented pricing escalation in the local housing market, the Vera was developed on schedule with precise design details and team collaboration. A unique collaboration among BRIDGE Housing, Portland Housing Commission, Portland Housing Bureau, and Williams/Dame & Associates made the Vera feasible. An open, integrated relationship between Hoffman Construction and Ankrom Moisan’s teams made it real. Our vision, that dignified housing is a basic human right, makes it magic.

Needing to breathe new renovation life into their San Diego Life Planned Community, Casa de las Campanas contacted Ankrom Moisan. With our broad expertise not only in senior living but also in hospitality, we saw opportunities to create a beautiful, functional new core from their over 25-year-old facility—to build up, enhance, and reuse instead of tearing down. One of Casa de las Campanas’s primary requirements was giving their residents more access to outdoor space. Wellness too, in all its forms, was critical. Our team understood that what was healthy, peaceful, and restorative for current residents would also draw future residents. By balancing what current residents need with what future residents want, our design finds transformative ways to speak to both.

Prominently located in Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s most progressive neighborhoods, Chloe on Madison apartments appear simple at first glance. However, outward reserve unfolds into surprising sophistication, detail, and depth the closer you get.

Moving into assisted living can feel isolating. But it doesn’t have to. Kingman, located along the historic Route 66 on the edge of the Mojave Desert, didn’t have many options for senior living before Link Senior Development approached us to design White Cliffs. The site was perfect—just a couple blocks to Kingman’s quaint Old Town; close to the hospital—and Link’s hope was to establish a distinctly senior area in the community. Today, it’s just that. Our 107-unit assisted living/memory care community is a hospitality-inspired expression of the rich cultures, warm colors, natural materials and surrounding desert environment designed to soothe, welcome, and smooth out an important transition in life.

For many people, especially international students, college is the first home away from home. Leaving behind your family, friends, hometown, even familiar foods can be hard. Interestingly, this effect often recurs later in life; our senior housing projects are explicitly designed to counteract similar feelings of social isolation and homesickness. But designing for new social support systems is really only possible by aligning thoughtful design with equally thoughtful programming and planning. When Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA, realized that their school needed on-campus student housing, they knew that staying competitive with other community colleges also meant establishing a successful student housing program. They didn’t simply need their first brick-and-mortar student housing, in other words. They needed to cultivate community. Our design concept for Cedar Hall began here.

For our first mass-timber curtain wall in Portland’s Moda Tower, our goal was to design a canvas that activates the new public art at its heart. Because people deserve public-art experiences that feel alive. Effectively renovating a lobby for public art means more than just designing, say, a white gallery box. The renovated space should elevate the artwork. It should be functional, accounting for practicalities like circulation, lighting and climate, and code. The space should make people pause and give them something unexpected. Needless to say, this isn’t always simple or easy. So it helps when your design partners trust you.

Nestled right between San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, the Market Street corridor, and the Mission, 1 Franklin is luxury mid-rise housing whose striking design fully integrates with its eclectic urban community. We accomplished this by gradually extending the scale and architectural language of Market Street, arguably one of the most important streets in San Francisco—not with a high rise but with an intimate condominium of eight stories—and by earning strong community support throughout 1 Franklin’s development.

In the city of Sherwood, OR, we partnered with Rembold to create The Ackerly at Sherwood, a beautiful senior-living community that’s more like a bright, spacious, hotel-inspired apartment building which just so happens to support 107 units of assisted living and a 28-bed memory care community. By applying insights from other markets, especially urban living and hospitality, our design challenges stereotypical expectations of senior housing. The Ackerly at Sherwood is colorful and classy and nothing like you’d expect.

Overlooking Director Park atop downtown Portland’s Fox Tower sits one of the region’s most sophisticated commercial workplaces. Once a penthouse suite, now the highly functional two-floor home of a startup investment firm, Archivist Capital’s brightly elegant offices frames sweeping views of the city while exuding the warmth and personality of a contemporary Northwest home. We designed this space around fostering relationships: the heart of every healthy business.

Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, nestled in a high desert valley in Central Oregon, seeks to give youth campers the best week of their lives. Combining exposed heavy timber with concealed modern building systems, the ranch's two camps, Creekside and Canyon, express a traditional aesthetic with surprising modern advantages. Designing a 100,000 sq. ft. ensemble of multi-use buildings in Oregon’s remote high desert means designing for sustainability. Campers start their days in the cabins before moving to the grand dining hall. At the activity center, kids play basketball, volleyball and soccer, challenge friends to miniature golf, or pull on a harness for the adventure ropes course. In the afternoon, they hit the towering water park, where five slides drop them into outdoor pools from the head of an active mine shaft. Since we first began work here over a decade ago, the two camps—Creekside for teens and Canyon for middle schoolers—have hosted up to 800 campers per week, every summer. And the sunsets still take our breath away.

Willamette View, founded in 1955, is a licensed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located on 27 acres beside the Willamette River, just south of Portland, OR. Over decades of serving aging populations, their campus organically grew into a complex, interconnected network of care facilities, residential units, internal private streets, parking areas, and pedestrian pathways. But this growth lacked cohesion, with visitors and residents alike having trouble navigating the campus. Willamette View needed more focused, functional navigation and wayfinding, and they wanted to better reflect their surrounding residential environment while reinforcing their brand identity. To solve these issues, Ankrom Moisan created a comprehensive design that aligns buildings of different functions, from different eras. We developed and deployed singular, coherent brand elements and gestures throughout Willamette View’s campus, clarifying circulation and destination with a widely accessible, easy-to-understand design language. Now, anyone on campus, from first-time visitors to longtime residents, ride-share and delivery drivers, staff, or healthcare providers, is guided, reassured, and engaged. We crafted each moment to deliver the most functional utility and branded emotion, grounding people as they move through Willamette View.

The Westgate Framework is our plan to transform a 34 acre site north of Beaverton’s historic downtown into a pedestrian-centered, transit-connected neighborhood. We combined public transit-oriented development (TOD) design with principles of placemaking, walkability, and wayfinding to create a distinct mixed-use community. Aligned with the MAX light rail, Westgate strengthens the area transit connections and adds to the vitality of the nearby Beaverton Round with housing, employment opportunities, and shopping amenities.

Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, the Jesuit Catholic Seattle University is rapidly growing year after year. To help this private university accommodate new student housing and offices that match both their urban campus and their Jesuit culture of personal reflection, we designed a student-focused (and focused-students) program for Vi Hilbert Hall. Tailored for efficiency, informed by meetings with students and staff, and developed rapidly using VR models, our elegant design fits 307 beds on eight floors for upper-level and graduate students. Units range from four-bedroom to studio apartments, and student lounges throughout are designed for multiple uses, from private study to group gatherings. Materially and architecturally, our design reflects Seattle University’s campus, with durable, natural materials like wood, concrete, brick, and steel both inside and out. Our hope is that Vi Hilbert Hall consciously reflects cura personalis: the cornerstone Jesuit principle of caring for the whole person, mind, body, and spirit.

Verdant Health Commission strives to educate and empower individuals and families to take control of their own physical health and emotional wellbeing. Their vision was to convert a non-descript, dreary building into a warm, welcoming community hub for area residents. Our design transforms this 8,000 SF former bank building into a whimsical center that educates and engages the community. An inviting collection of spaces help people decompress, interact, and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. The renovated structure provides Verdant with a flexible program of spaces to meet the diverse needs of their community. The facility, which provides space for Verdant’s administrative, financial, and marketing teams, includes two large classrooms, several smaller conference rooms, consultation rooms, and a demonstration kitchen for teaching healthy cooking classes.

The University of Washington is nearing the completion of its multi-year long term plan to expand, replace and upgrade the majority of their on-campus student housing, much of it built 30 - 50 years ago. The expansion was a key strategy to ensure the growing university could enable more students to live on campus, where studies have undergraduates perform better academically and stay enrolled longer. Mercer Court was an integral part of the masterplan as it brought 900 beds to a very underutilized site at the southwestern edge of the campus.

Our design began atypically from other senior housing developments. Originally, it was intended as market-rate apartments, with senior housing to be a secondary function. The project is now comprised of nine buildings, including a retail center and 246 units of senior housing. Located adjacent to the Willamette River in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the Mary’s Woods campus is designed to encourage residents to socialize and explore the idyllic natural surroundings outside. Providing facilities that are open to public use, our client aimed to create a significant presence in the community. So, we developed a design that features a large-scale, European village feel, as opposed to a senior living center. Our project architect George Signori, having recently returned from a research trip to Europe, studied exactly that: European villages and what makes them special. Mary’s Woods offers a fresh alternative to seniors with a connected, public community layout.We expanded upon the existing greenspace with native landscaping to create a flexible outdoor space for residents, their families, and the public to enjoy each other’s company amid lovely natural surroundings.

Part of the 5M Development, a large-scale community plan for San Francisco’s historic Chronicle Site on 5th and Mission, The George tower is one of the city’s largest housing developments. Our design for this 21-story high rise embraces the authentic, dynamic culture of SoMa, delivering a bold statement of individuality and functionality. A mix of 302 units, the tower’s amenities appeal to a socially conscious, tech-centric community and brings much-needed housing in this evolving neighborhood.

Conceived as a family-friendly, community-centered apartment complex, The Abigail is an elevated take on affordable housing design in Portland’s Pearl District. The first project in Portland for the Bay Area’s BRIDGE Housing, The Abigail connects residents to one another and to the city. Named for equal-rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway, this development is an inclusive space with family-sized units and four community spaces. Two buildings connected by a light-filled bridge provide 128 affordable and 27 market-rate apartments. Four outdoor spaces offer moments for group events, relaxation, and play. Each building wing responds to its surrounding environment—the river and train to the east; the city streets to the west. In June 2017, The Abigail received LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise (v2008) Gold certification.

Nestled between the Tacoma Convention Center and a historic landmark, this four-star Marriott stands for Tacoma’s industrial history and its future as a premiere West Coast destination. Our design of the sophisticated, mixed-use 24-story tower embraces the city’s industrial character, a concept we lovingly refer to as raw•fined. The tower will make Tacoma a true contender in the convention market, with 300 keys for event attendees, as well as a ballroom and meeting room, and indoor/outdoor pool. Its three-story podium will bring 60,000 sq. ft. of retail, restaurant, and grocery space needed in the port city’s downtown core.

When Collegiate Development Group, a tight-knit and passionate team of developers focused on creating best-in-class housing communities for college students nationwide, started to expand into young professional offerings, they realized that they also needed to expand their brand. What was the essence of their existing brand? How could they evolve it to encompass more than just student housing? What was their one brand truth to rally around, to help express their new, more powerful market presence? Through a series of extended conversations, Ankrom Moisan met with the CDG team, listened carefully, and asked pointed questions to help distill their essence into a new, durable brand platform—Subtext—that sets the basis for all their future young professional offerings. We designed Subtext's brand to fully express their passion to both consumers and business partners. Our immediate outputs include brand strategy, naming, identity design, and a robust user strategy. All designed to perfectly execute their one brand truth: Developing better ways for students and young professionals to live and connect.

Vancouver, Washington, has a symphony, but the only performance space available in the city is a local high school. To attract national touring groups, the city needs a dedicated, professional performance space that reflects the region’s dedication to the arts. Our design concept for the Southwest Washington Center for the Arts explores the dream of a regional art center and puts art on center stage. Situated on a meandering campus greenway famous for spring cherry blossoms, the Glass House reflects the location’s natural surroundings. A beautiful glass arc lets in natural light into an art gallery space, lobby, and café. It surrounds a 1300-seat concert hall with a welcoming glow of clear and colored glass. Our vision for Southwest Washington’s Center for the Arts encourages world class performance in Vancouver. Together with an elegant exhibit-style lobby, the design draws the community together in celebration of the arts.

Skyline’s Olympic Tower marks a new era of luxury and comprehensive care for seniors living in Seattle. As an expansion of the Transforming Age community, it offers the integrated, people-focused programs that make this life care community an exceptional place to live. Working with a small steeply sloping site, we created a shared vision for the tower with Transforming Age, the city, and resident liaisons of the existing Skyline community. Rising 21-stories from Seattle’s prominent First Hill neighborhood, Olympic Tower is a home for seniors who seek rich social and cultural experiences and breathtaking mountain views. Its luxury, elegance, and integrated amenities offer a quality of life that reflects the vision of our client to “transform the perception of age.”

An underutilized, city-owned parking lot for decades, a site at the north end of San Jose’s Japantown will soon be a bustling center of life and activity. Our plan combines housing and retail with open, public areas for the residents, neighbors, and guests to celebrate, shop, and connect to one another. It’s an extension of Japantown’s energetic commercial hub that brings the new and existing communities together.

"There's nothing like doing arts for a community, especially a small community—it brings people together in a way nothing else will. This is a long time coming for Sherwood. " -Maggie Chapin, Former Sherwood Center for the Arts Manager Sherwood’s significant growth in recent years has led to a multi-million-dollar investment in Old Town, the town’s historic center. Our team first delivered a master plan for a 6-acre parcel that expanded Old Town and created the Sherwood Cannery Square PUD, including an architectural pattern book to guide future developments. The Arts Center was the next step in aiding the community in their family-oriented, forward-thinking approach. Inspired by Sherwood’s commitment to make Old Town a success, we designed a new mixed-use community arts center to gather the people of Sherwood together in celebration of the arts and life’s milestone moments. The 16,000 sq. ft., multi-purpose venue integrates Old Town context, but also presents a fresh, modern take on a masonry civic structure. The Sherwood Center for the Arts sets the stage for all future commercial and residential developments in the area.

SAIF is a not-for-profit, state-chartered workers' compensation insurance company that serves all of Oregon. Their Salem campus included multiple buildings which inhibited employee interaction. Ankrom Moisan was initially hired to provide a new office building, and then selected to lead overall campus planning, from orientation and flow between their buildings, across the campus, to its connection with the surrounding community. The major goal of the client was to create a workplace that appeals to multiple generations with flexibility to accommodate future growth and future work styles. The preliminary stages of the process included research in the form of employee surveys, focus groups, and manager workshops. The design team then built the necessary test fits, space plans, and virtual design to create a new workplace that all stakeholders could support. By listening to how important the connection was to their existing 200-year-old heritage oak tree, the design team used an inside-out outside-in approach to tie the landscape, architecture and interior design together throughout the building that gave SAIF's employees a sustainable, flexible, light-filled workspace that they enjoy coming to work each day to.

Many families can't afford to live in the city of Portland. Together with our client, we took up the challenge to create affordable housing that blends with Portland’s upscale Pearl District neighborhood and reclaim space for families who have historically been priced out of the city. In response, we designed the Ramona, a six-story building with 138 affordable rental units for families earning less than 60% of median family income. An extremely tight wood-frame enclosure clad in patterned brick, with energy-efficient casement windows and low-flow water fixtures, reduces energy consumption, while solar PV panels and solar thermal water heating provides energy. Located within walking distance of the urban core’s employment opportunities, the entire building is geared towards families with children, with amenities that include a private, playground within a safe courtyard, laundry rooms, a fitness room, and a community room. In addition, the ground floor was originally leased out to Portland Public Schools for early child development program Head Start. This Hammurabi Award of Merit winner also meets the AIA 2030 challenge and is certified LEED Gold.

We are working toward the day when buildings produce more energy than they consume and consume more waste than they produce. When Reach Community Development bought this vacant, two-acre site in 2011, this non-profit affordable housing provider had something special in mind: not simply to build affordable units but to create a new, comprehensive, sustainable model for affordable living. This master-planned, three-phase affordable development embodies Reach’s vision with thoughtful planning and design. On its completion, Phase I became North America’s largest Passive House-certified project. In Phase II, our meaningful and educated changes led to another Passive House certification at half the financial premium, and Phase III took on the need for affordable family housing.

Oliver Station promotes stable home ownership by providing affordable housing and retail space in a vibrant, transit-oriented community. As part of a master plan to redevelop Portland’s Lents Town Center, it embodies the mission of the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) to make Portland a desirable, equitable city by investing in job creation, innovation, and economic opportunity. The two-block development is a transit-oriented addition to the Lents neighborhood that welcomes residents, commuters, and small business owners. A 5-story mixed-use building on site offers 126 affordable and 19 market rate homes, and retail space on the ground floor for women and minority owned businesses. Along the way, we made critical site improvements that have calmed traffic, increased public space, and ultimately, make the Lents neighborhood safer and more welcoming.

Inspired by art’s power to connect people, the 24-story Murano tower brings contemporary senior living to Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Our architecture and interior design teams delivered a design that promotes social interaction with the surrounding neighborhood and easy, accessible movement within the tower. The neighboring Frye Art Museum influences Murano’s post-modernist touches and salon-style art installations, and vibrant finishes and furnishings complement both classical and contemporary art on every floor to spark exploration, conversation, and curiosity. Flexible common spaces and living arrangements suit residents’ broad needs and range of abilities. Close to transit, highly walkable, the Murano encourages residents to engage with the city and their community.

Established hospitality brand, Marriott, was seeking to tap a younger generation of guests with their new hotel, Moxy. Following their successful launch in Europe, we partnered with the bold developer to bring Moxy to Seattle’s booming South Lake Union neighborhood. Our team worked to define a local translation of the brand’s look and feel, setting the standard for future U.S. locations. Moxy South Lake Union integrates Moxy’s fresh approach with authentic, Seattle spirit, along the way, integrating technology, self-service design, and bold style.

Designed for seniors who want to remain connected to the greater downtown Portland community, Mirabella is a 30-story high-rise in Portland’s South Waterfront district that sets a the bar for a truly urban continuing care retirement community (CCRC). The first LEED Platinum CCRC in the country, this 30-story curved tower provides all levels of continuing care: independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care. With over 400 residents and 140 staff members, Mirabella exemplifies successful urban senior housing.

After decades away, the senior-citizen alumni of Arizona State University are returning to live and learn on campus again. Mirabella ASU, the “largest dormitory on campus,” will be their home. Part condo, part luxury hotel, this 20-story high-rise is the first of its kind in the world. Seniors won’t just live on campus; they’ll be part of it. Lifelong learning and intergenerational connection are the forces driving this new Mirabella senior living community. Residents will attend classes across campus, and within the high-rise, share a library and art school with ASU students. And with memory care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living all under one roof, they’ll have the care they need at every stage of life. This unprecedented design was challenging, especially given the project’s extreme location in the Sonoran Desert and its highly complex programming. But with our integrated experience in Senior Living, Hospitality, Higher Education, and climate-responsive design, we joined Pacific Retirement Services to create a place that every senior will be proud (and comfortable) to call home.

We see every affordable housing project as an opportunity to create healthier, more resilient communities. By exploring regional environmental, economic, and cultural conditions, we find the right project solution for any given circumstance. Mercy Othello was our solution for a key site near Sound Transit’s Othello Station. Its design connects the city’s expectations, the needs of Seattle’s low-income households, and the mission of Mercy Housing Northwest in a 6-story transit-oriented development. Just one block north of the light-rail Othello Station, site is within a ten-minute walk of parks and playgrounds, schools, grocery stores, cultural centers, a library, medical clinics, and much more. The 2018 Gold Nugget Merit Award-winner includes 108 affordable one- two- and three-bedroom apartments. Mercy Housing Northwest offices on ground level strengthen the neighborhood by providing a long-term anchor tenant in this new mixed-use building. As a result, Mercy Housing now has a greater presence in the community and is more accessible to those who could benefit from their work.

The historic Elks Temple in Tacoma is officially open to the public for the first time since 1985. This award-winning preservation and renovation project is the culmination of our two-decade partnership with McMenamins, a family-owned hospitality chain of brewpubs, breweries, music venues, historic hotels, and theater pubs. Our team and skilled consultants came together to reposition this landmark as a vital part of the community, adding vibrancy and activity to Tacoma’s historic downtown. Utilizing as much of the historic fabric as possible, the Beaux Arts Elks Lodge underwent an extensive exterior and interior repair and restoration process—preserving decorative architectural elements, adding 45 guest rooms, and bringing the entire structure up to current code requirement standards. After sitting abandoned for nearly 40 years, the Elks Lodge is now open to all.

Nearly a million people live in San Francisco. High prices and limited schools makes living in the city a challenge for many young families, and the need for multi-family housing, perpetual. Mason on Mariposa brings one of the first new multi-family living developments to the Potrero Hill neighborhood. Our team proudly served as Executive Architect for the development that provides 299 new homes and retail across 3.5 acres. A publicly accessible greenway from Mariposa Street to the 18th Street retail corridor and nearby elementary school make the three-building development an ideal home base. The three residential buildings were an undertaking of complex design, engineering, and construction. As Executive Architect, we planned and coordinated every aspect of the architecture, from initial permitting to final completion. Working alongside our client and three separate design architect teams, we brought hundreds of new, desperately needed homes to the city.

The Kaiser Permanente Renton Medical Center campus is vast, housing 2,500+ employees in four buildings, and located in a business park on the outskirts of Seattle. Given this size and location, the Group Health team wanted to transform these grey-and-white cubicles into an exciting, comprehensible new space that encourages people to connect, converse, celebrate the brand, and get outside. Ankrom Moisan’s brand design for the Renton campus uses vibrant colors, custom art and typefaces, and centers on a distinctly Pacific Northwest-inspired aesthetic. Flexible workspaces support frequent reconfigurations and employee transfers, custom, large-scale graphics encourage people to move around and talk to one another, and the design helps people understand where they are and how to work best.

This is the story of designing for dignity, for equity and diversity, through a beautiful West Tacoma neighborhood with decent housing for everybody. More than that, it’s about creating the social and biophilic connections we all need—children, seniors, young adults, sick or well, regardless of how much we make or what health support we need—to grow a new place out of no-place. Our project with the progressive Tacoma Housing Authority began with our master plan for affordable, student, and market-rate housing planned around mass transit in West Tacoma. This is about how we designed a mixed-use, mixed-income, pedestrian-oriented destination for the surrounding community—and how we hope our work can transform West Tacoma for the better, in years and decades to come.

The design for Holden of Pearl creates integrated care and inspiring amenities for seniors in Portland’s Pearl District. Seniors seeking vibrant social and autonomous experiences have high-end accommodations that seamlessly blend into the surrounding urban context and lively community fabric. The residential community offers a proactive mix of independent, assisted living, and memory care units to residents.

This project starts with a complex need: An operating room (OR) for Harborview Medical Center that allows their neurosurgical team to use bi-plane imaging technology in the same space in which they operate on their patients. Ankrom Moisan partnered with Aldrich to lead the design-build effort. By leveraging continuous user engagement and feedback, we designed a 2,000 sq. ft. room for neurology (specifically craniotomies) and cardiovascular procedures, with the potential to flex at a moment's notice to accommodate emergency cases. Using an integrated ceiling system, the remodeled hybrid OR deftly orchestrates the elaborate dance of moving equipment all within an operating space. The custom ceiling coordinates diffusers, lighting zones, and booms in an efficient pattern to support multiple procedural layout configurations.

Gray’s Landing is designed, built, and operated as part of a holistic vision to reclaim Portland’s South Waterfront from industrial district to a diverse, mixed-use community. As the district’s first affordable housing development, the LEED Platinum project set high standards for efficiency and inclusivity. This six-story mid-rise is home to 42 veterans affected by homelessness, with another 167 units for people whose incomes are below 60% of median incomes. Gray’s Landing also houses the REACH Community Development headquarters, whose long-term approach to development harmonizes with our holistic approach to energy efficiency. The private nonprofit continuously educates residents on energy conservation, which maximizes the building’s long-term energy efficiency and in turn, reduces tenants’ utility costs. Gray’s Landing represents a new frontier in affordable and sustainable living—proof that the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Its design ensures efficiency over the entire lifespan of the building, but residents are the critical component. Together, they can make the South Waterfront a resilient, healthy community for future generations.

Developed in a space previously maintained by a herd of friendly neighborhood goats, Goat Blocks is a multi-block, mixed-use project that connects Portland's industrial past with a creative future. Positioned between a historic residential neighborhood and a vibrant industrial area in transition, this mixed-use development is the area’s new, social hub. We wanted to create a place for everyone. Three industrial-inspired buildings knit together shops big and small, restaurants, a cider taproom, a grocery store, and apartments. Pedestrian alleyways draw the neighborhood in; apartment balconies and a rooftop lounge draw residents out. Since completion, the live, work, shop destination in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) has emerged as a hot spot for innovation, creative industries, and entrepreneurship.

Like many U.S. cities contending with urban sprawl, Salt Lake City needs more transit-connected housing to attract new businesses and young professionals. Salt Lake City’s Granary District—an old warehouse district that’s been sitting mostly vacant for 86 years—is already well-connected with transit, close to downtown, and primed for both preservation and innovation. Here, where the Fleet Block was historically used for the city’s maintenance fleet storage, sits the perfect location for our new community. Within biking and walking distance of downtown and accessible by light rail, our Fleet Block Redevelopment Framework will, catalyze SLC’s growth with a thriving new community and high-tech research hub. At 120 acres, mixing housing, business, and amenities, this is the largest urban plan Ankrom Moisan has ever done.

Park-and-Rides are traditionally created for cars—a place to park before hopping on public transit. When C-TRAN chose us to design an ambitious new model for Bus Transit-Oriented Development, we instead centered our model around what matters most: people. Working closely with the local community and the city, our master plan for Fisher’s Landing prioritizes the pedestrian experience and equitable access to transportation. The plan makes bus ridership an integral part of a healthy, equitable future for Vancouver and East County.

Modern-day banking has undergone a seismic shift since the days of the neighborhood branch. People want online convenience—and in-person experiences for major, life-changing moments like getting married or buying a first home. Our design challenge for First Tech Federal Credit Union was to orchestrate a completely new, innovative, and technologically advanced experience. One that would be future-proof and adaptable while supporting the existing brand. From our integrated approach, we created an immersive, engaging experience that fuses the human element with ever-evolving technology.

The challenge: Design a fire station prototype that’s functional, durable, and able to adapt to unique sites. And to implement each as efficiently and inclusively as possible. As our first application of these prototyped studies, Firehouse 55 is a fully functioning, standalone station from which Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to 500,000 residents in one of the fastest growing regions in Oregon. Our active engagement process with contractors, firefighters, and an active and informed neighborhood association led to a fully responsive station; integrated with shared community space and comfortable places for firefighters to recuperate between calls. Firehouse 55 is the efficient, uplifting post TVF&R needs to make the region a safer and more livable place to call home.

Evergreen Health in Kirkland, Washington needed a place for new families to begin, so they consulted with a national Labor and Delivery Consultant to asses and compare their existing facility with leading family medical services around the region. Ankrom Moisan translated those results into a tangible reality. Starting with an existing wing of the hospital, our design transformed and renovated 90,000 sq. ft. into a modern maternity center, including the creation of a new Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB ED) at the entry, and renovations of the Labor and Deliver Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the Ante/Post-Partum unit. Through Lean Design workshops, our design team gathered insight from EvergreenHealth clinical staff and leadership. The collaboration with EvergreenHealth, combined with research and thoughtful planning led to a concept that will completely reimagine the experience for care providers and patients of EvergreenHealth.

Founded in the Pacific Northwest over 70 years ago as Consolidated Freightways, Daimler Truck North America has grown with Portland over the years. Their employees were spread out on a sprawling, disconnected campus, and they needed a central, state-of-the-art headquarters. One thing they already had: a prime riverfront location on Swan Island with Mt. Hood views, and a desire to create an iconic, sustainable new building. Continuing our more than a decade-long relationship, Ankrom Moisan designed an integrated campus that facilitates a transition from two existing buildings into one new waterfront headquarters. The finished, LEED Platinum headquarters promotes employee collaboration, wellness, and a sense of pride in the company’s powerful vehicles.

DaBella, a home improvement company, found a space in Hillsboro they could comfortably expand their growing workforce into, they needed to transform the trapped-in-the-‘70s business park space to a modern headquarters to suit their unique company culture and inspire their staff. Our approach transformed a football field length space into an elevated, brand-integrated headquarters for both call center and executive staff call home. The design represents the company’s commitment to beauty, transformation, and an encouraging, positive culture.

Cornish College of the Arts is a small, private liberal arts school dedicated to educating students in an environment that nurtures creativity and prepares them to become artists, citizens, and innovators. Located in the rapidly expanding South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, Cornish was in urgent need of housing for 300 students due to an expiring lease. Our team designed a 20-story high-rise that accommodates student housing, academics, and academic offices that was delivered on an aggressive, 28-month schedule—from conception to opening. Our team streamlined communication and worked closely with the owner, developer, and contractor to shorten timelines and lower costs. The LEED® Gold for Homes Mid-Rise is a new live/learn center that's become an icon for the campus.

How does an established global retail brand engage thousands of sports fans, follow their brand standards, and push the experience forward into an original moment? Through expert coordination, streamlined communication, and smart, informed decisions that bring the client’s vision to life. The result is a brand-specific, completely original retail brand experience at a 3,100 SF bank inside a major urban sporting facility.

Consensus building. Inclusivity. Deconstruction. Coffman Engineers' new space is a pure expression of the company’s cultural values and personality. To get there, we started with a fully democratic, inclusive design process. Input from 100+ employees laid a design foundation for a space that celebrates their client focused philosophy and fun-forward culture.

Skylight is a modern, 115,000 sq. ft. steel and hybrid glulam frame building with a Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) floor system and ground-floor retail that sets a new standard for future developments in the Central Eastside district.

Since their inception in 1983, custom-home builder Charter Construction has seen plenty of changes to their business mix. As their commercial segment grew to become the center of their offerings, the overall market perception of their custom-home services grew less clear. New clients began to primarily associate Charter Construction with commercial development, wondering why such a key player in that market would participate in custom-home builds. But Charter never questioned their deep expertise and passion for custom-home building. Nor their willing desire to disrupt the marketplace once again. To correct the market's misperception around their custom-home offering, Ankrom Moisan helped Charter Construction build a new approach with a newly focused team and brand: Charter Custom Homes. Through thorough research and stakeholder interviews with both architects and homeowners alike, we began seeing a clear picture of what to amplify and what to let go of—reigniting their passion for disruption, now supported by their unmatched seasoned expertise.

Located in the heart of downtown Tucson, acting as a “public gateway” into the city, The Cadence offers students from the nearby University of Arizona an opportunity to experience both college life and urban living at its best. Elevating the college experience, the project provides a new kind of luxury lifestyle for students with an enviable amenity package that includes a pool area with an outdoor movie projector, video game room, golf simulator, tanning beds, and multiple fire pits. Our team, including Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, and Brand, developed a design concept that responded to the project’s unique context and scope. With two distinct buildings flanking one of the main roads into downtown, this mixed-use project changes the character of Tucson, bringing new retail and community to the city.

Clark County has experienced, like many manufacturing communities, a steady decline in its skilled industrial workforce. To change that, the City of Ridgefield, Clark College, and the Clark College Foundation envisioned a new training facility, The Workforce Innovation Center, to educate their next generation of industrial leaders. When called upon to design the facility, we expanded the visionary plan into a full campus program for the entire region. The Boschma Innovation District will bring students and instructors together with Ridgefield residents, K-12 students, and manufacturing and technology partners on a 10-acre site. Our conceptual plan for the full site program includes a retail main street, offices for the City of Ridgefield, a Clark College satellite campus, and bike trail system that connects to the entire region. The Workforce Innovation Center is the centerpiece. It will offer the people of Clark County the training and skills they need to take advantage of local jobs and economic opportunity.

College is a major transitional time in a student’s life, and their first steps into this new adventure are crucial. Sitting high on a hill in the center of the Bellevue College campus, the Bellevue College Student Success Center represents not only a trailhead leading to campus, but a map to the next stage in a student’s educational journey—a place where they’ll receive guidance, reflect on their progress, and celebrate their achievements. A 71,462 sq. ft., ground-up, progressive design-build project, the building’s layout mirrors a student’s journey at the college, with entry services located on the first floor, student support services on the second floor, and students success services on the top floor. Our team worked closely with Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) representatives through rigorous value engineering processes, topographical challenges, and management changes. We successfully managed all these considerations and worked in conjunction with Bellevue College’s stakeholders to drive the design while maintaining project goals, schedule, budget, quality, and contractual obligations. The project is on track to reach its targeted certification of LEED Silver, on time and within budget.

This is the story of transformation from an under-utilized retail space to the new standard in Class-A office amenity space. Our Interior Design and Brand teams worked in tandem to provide hospitality-inspired interiors, signage, environmental graphics, wayfinding and interactive digital for the ground floor lobby, amenity lounge, conference center, fitness and bike storage area. An interactive art installation by German artist Patrik Huebner uses generative algorithms to react to sounds and motions happening within the bar space—capturing the energy and vision for a branded, modern amenity experience.

Founded in 1992 as an alternative educational program, the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, OR, has transformed into an award-winning arts school with an annual waiting list of 300. For their new $9 million, 21,000 SF facility, our design uses form, materiality, and movement to tell the story of an academy that puts its heart and soul into art. It sets the stage for visitors to immerse in the art school's disciplines and serves as an inspiring venue to educate new generations of artists and performers.

The ART Tower project will create 314 apartments on a half-block site adjacent to Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre (ART). By leveraging the development potential of the entire block, the residential tower will draw new artists and performers to the Goose Hollow cultural district. This 21-story residential tower features an oversized, stage-like ground floor lobby that will play host to live performances and various art installations. Continuing the theatrical design language to the rooftop amenity space, sloping, mirrored soffits will amplify the activity below, creating an engaging experience for those underneath. Developed with Wood Partners, ART Tower is Portland’s first high-rise project to adopt the city’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) code, which addresses the need for affordable housing.

In 2014, it was time for us to reimagine our workplace and leave the confined spec office we had outgrown over 26 years. So we partnered with developer Gerding Edlen to build 38 Davis on a vacant urban site in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown District. It would be the district’s first ground-up construction in over a decade and one of the first buildings in the world certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 rating program. Part office, part classroom, part home, and part retail, 38 Davis is a six-story mid-rise that does more. It paved a clearer code path for mass timber buildings in Portland. It gives 13 low-income households a healthy, transit-connected home. It saves 202,800 gallons of water every year. And it gives us a home base that’s purely us.

One of the first multifamily developments to meet Portland's new Inclusionary Housing requirements, Amara is a seven-story building that brings vibrant new energy to its urban gateway site, situated on the edge of the Pearl District. As the North Park Blocks celebrates its 150th year, this new addition contributes 138 apartments, including 17 affordable units, nearly 9,000 SF of ground floor retail space, and a lobby amenity space with an open-air cloister—all on a site formerly occupied by a tire store. The mid-rise is located at the intersection of two major features in Portland's urban landscape. First: Burnside Street is Portland's North to South boundary and serves as the link between East and West across the Willamette River. Second: The North Park Blocks are collectively one of the greatest civic gestures of the central city. Amara actively and sensitively responds to both contexts to transform the block into a vibrant, pedestrian friendly place. The resulting building amplifies the authentic character of its place and reimagines it to the highest potential.

In the Esterra Park neighborhood of Redmond, Washington lies a tale of two hotels—different brands, one location. Aloft Hotel is the hip, fun younger sibling to the more refined and professional Element. Seamlessly merging the two very different brands into one cohesive hotel was the challenge our designers faced. Gray stone tile, wood composite panels, patterned metal, and colorful cement panels lend an upbeat, electric vibe to Aloft, while muted, natural earth tones, and soft, warm materials bring a feeling of wellness and calm to Element. Throughout this Aloft/Element Hotel, consistent materials blend the two hotel brands, yet expresses the unique character of each. Spanning two brands with 281 keys, Aloft/Element just as easily caters to professional travelers working abroad, youngsters exploring the world, and families visiting the area.

Along the shores of Lake Boren in Newcastle, Washington, Aegis Gardens draws on the heritage of the state’s largest population of Chinese Americans with culturally-sensitive design and programming emphasizing respect for seniors. This community builds on the owner’s 20 years of senior living services, emphasizing a blend of Eastern and Western approaches to care for the whole person. This senior community comprises 89 assisted living and 21 memory care units with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and employs staff, fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, who provide 24-hour care. Partnering with the University of Washington medical program, primary care will be available for residents in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Beyond high-level senior living, this community enriches the area with a thriving multi-cultural center and a bilingual, intergenerational preschool, making it the first-ever senior living community to combine all three things.

Population health relies on more than simply treating sickness. Our client’s strategy leads a healthcare shift from a fee-for-service financial model to a value-based model whose viability depends on people staying healthy and not getting sick. It’s embodied by a new healthcare center that integrates traditional clinical services with wellness facilities. Through a community-oriented gym/studio/spa environment combined with primary care, urgent care, women’s care, imaging, pediatrics, and more, our design connects services with open, thoughtful architecture and interior design blending in an active urban environment. Our hope: To help people get and stay healthy.

Collaborating on a highly personal project that their own family would eventually occupy, the Pillar and Reel families sought to create a legacy property in the heart of Seattle: a high-rise tower that looks and feels like a custom home. Ankrom Moisan will bring this vision to life with a 28-story high-rise in Seattle’s lovely South Lake Union neighborhood. In a nod to the family’s logging background, and inspired by phototropism, the building turns to face the lush, forested views of Denny Park just across the street, much as a plant turns to face the sun.

In 2014, we submitted a conceptual design study to long-time Portland developer Arthur Mutual for a prominent site in the central city. With an intimate understanding of the site’s history and future potential, we flipped their initial placement of a new high-rise hotel and office with a plan to reunify the surrounding neighborhood–the Yamhill Historic District and the Municipal Governance District. Happy with the bold move, Arthur Mutal brought us on board to bring the development to life. The sister building, 250 Taylor office received the 2019 CRE Transformer Award from the Portland Business Journal. Designed in dark brick to echo the neighborhood’s historic aesthetic, the profile of the tower transforms the pedestrian experience from blocks away. Inside, a premier restaurant, ballroom, and rooms for 250 guests will reform the neighborhood. A discreet entrance to an exclusive rooftop deck harkens to the area’s speakeasy roots, where the first-ever rooftop pool in the city sits alongside an outdoor social venue overlooking the surrounding urban landscape and peak of Mount Hood beyond.

Creative people and thriving businesses are attracted to Portland’s reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and resourceful ingenuity. 250 Taylor offers them both in the heart of the city’s downtown core. As the 2019 winner of the CRE Transformer Award, the 10-story office building is considered one of the most transformative commercial real estate projects of the year by the Portland Business Journal. Our straightforward design embodies the composition of Yamhill Historic District at a human scale—revitalizing the pedestrian experience at a key transitional block. Rooted in place, the project is designed to promote access to air, light, and wellness.

In the heart of Seattle, on one of the most beautiful sites in the city, our design for this 14-story high-rise hotel brings unique and much-needed lodging to Pikes Place Market and its 10 million annual visitors. And why shouldn’t a new hotel in such an iconic location feel just as soulful and vibrant—just as culturally Seattle—as the local purveyors and colorful fish-slingers that make up the soul of the Market? Our boutique hotel gives visitors the full Market experience through ground-floor retail and a second-story restaurant overlooking the historic, street-level vibe of First and Pike, and a rooftop bar/lounge that takes full advantage of Elliott Bay’s stunning views. Responding to the singular character of this living, breathing community while celebrating its position at one of Seattle’s busiest intersections, our design will respectfully bring gorgeous new life to First and Pike.

On former parking lot adjacent to one of the busiest BART stations in San Francisco, right up against the I-580 freeway in Oakland, we imagined an entirely new place for people to live and play. Transforming the site’s car-centered history—car shops, garages, parking—into a small, lively, pedestrian-oriented village, our mid-rise housing project of MacArthur Commons now contributes 400 homes, retail and flex space, and a public mews at an intimately residential scale. Even though we refined it, re-centered it from cars to people, we kept this new place grounded in its historic past. Street-level pathways, community courtyards, and the people-friendly landscapes of MacArthur Commons add to the area’s culture and overall spirit. Its colorful, visually compelling design welcomes travelers, many departing the nearby BART station, to this artistic and vibrant neighborhood in central Oakland.

Set at the industrial west edge of the Pearl District, between the Willamette River and the I-405 highway, the Rodney is a mixed-use apartment building that fuses modern with industrial design. In response to community input, we designed the Rodney to fit in, particularly at the robust, ordered street-level base that reflects the neighborhood’s historic legacy of industrial architecture. But, as it gracefully rises to a slender, shimmering tower of glass, the Rodney also stands out, linking to the adjacent downtown and Pearl neighborhoods. Our design connects site contexts and scales that often aren't: one, industrial, grounded, and historical; the other, urban, vertical, and modern. Our client, Holland Partner Group, describes the Rodney as “one of the most successful in their portfolio.”

For this gorgeous 44-story residential high rise in Seattle’s Belltown, we researched sun exposure, views, and site adjacencies to learn how to draw sunlight deep within the lower levels of the building and maximize outdoor access, both from units and within the amenities. Our design concept manifests in this twisting tower that, straightening as it descends, transitions into a podium with 5,700 sq. ft. of engaging retail shops. Inside, a completely different design concept both reflects and transcends this multicultural neighborhood in this international city—a series of interior experiences that melds traditional expressions of pan-Asian arts and craft with vigorously modern expressions of urban life.

With Seattle’s viaduct coming down, we had the chance to design an entirely new character for Seattle’s waterfront neighborhood. Rising 17 stories, Cyrene takes its inspiration from the surrounding brick warehouse buildings and an iconic nearby smokestack. Our resulting high rise is a sophisticated apartment building that seamlessly merges nostalgic and modern design elements. An artful window wall, a stunning rooftop deck, and private terraces for the seventh-floor apartments make the Cyrene a real showstopper.

Home—safe, loving, sheltered—is intrinsically connected to our overall health and well-being. From the moment Central City Concern’s revolutionary Blackburn Center opened, Portland’s most vulnerable had a new, safe home to reclaim their lives. Using “home” as our guiding principle, we designed Blackburn Center to integrate both modern housing and in-house clinical services under one roof. It is one of only five centers in North America to combine healthcare, pharmaceutical services, retail, and supportive and palliative care housing for people experiencing homelessness. Each level mirrors a person's pathway to healing—from clinical treatment at the ground floor to independent living at the top floors—and supports every stage of recovery. Blackburn Center gives about 3,000 patients per year access to employment services, housing placement, and complementary clinic services. AIA awarded Blackburn Center the 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award, recognizing our contributions to one of the best healthcare centers in the nation.