With a mix of unit types, diverse interior and exterior amenities, and a unified biophilic design, this 21-story “pedestrian to campus” high-rise for University of Washington students was inspired by columnar basalt in volcanic formations.
In order to demolish and rebuild a working restaurant and bar across a 10,640-sq-ft site in five months, the team, which started construction with incomplete drawings, engaged the design-build process as work progressed.
Superlative-filled tunnel-boring machines are nothing new to Seattle. From the infamous mole that dug a new State Route 99 tunnel to a handful of TBMs carving a new path for Sound Transit’s aggressive light rail expansion, tunneling under the Pacific Northwest city is almost commonplace.
The $1.15-billion transformation of Seattle’s iconic KeyArena into the Climate Pledge Arena required keeping its 45-million-lb roof in place during construction and removing and replacing its curtain wall.
Celebrating intelligent design and connectivity, this high-rise features modern amenities that include an automated valet system, a café, co-working spaces, fitness and movement studios, a theater and rooftop terraces.