Completed in early 2017, Henry Apartments was named after PUBLIC47 Architect Kevin Tabari’s son, who was born just as building construction began. The 100-unit apartment building straddles an intersection of commercial and multi-family zones. The design endeavors to transition between the light-industrial character of buildings to the north and east, and the residential buildings to the south and west. Live-work units and residential lobbies activate the sidewalk edge, and gracious entry breezeways visually connect to the two courtyards around which the building is organized. Site challenges include a steep slope and high water table.
Awards + Press
2017 Seattle AIA, Honorable Mention
“The scale and how it fit the street in a dense neighborhood for the number of units was remarkable.”
-Bob Harris, 2017 Seattle AIA Honor Awards Juror
“It’s clearly an economical project—they used very simple materials, but they found opportunities in these constraints.”
-Meejin Yoon, AIA 2017 Seattle AIA Honor Awards Juror