Project Architect: Kevin Tabari
The design of this 220-unit apartment building enhances the neighborhood by providing expanded sidewalks, multiple public paths through the site, and a public courtyard reprieve from the Madison corridor, all public amenities that allowed the team to negotiate an alley vacation. Rather than overtly masquerading as multiple structures, the long building is eroded into a finer grain through stacking interchangeable unit types and subtractions in the mass. A large, double-height pass-through, for example, invites the public into the courtyard and creates a dynamic retail space. Walk-up town houses and top-level setbacks respect the residential character of East Denny Way.
Awards & Press
2011 Seattle AIA, Award of Citation
2011 Seattle AIA, Future Shack Award
“Fantastic forward-thinking statement for Seattle that we can build densely but also humanistically.”
– 2011 FutureShack Jury
A project of Weinstein A|U