All Our Projects in Washington.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.