Site Design for an Apartment Building
1819 Exterior Refresh
A Pacific Northwest Modern update to an ’80s-era apartment complex.
There is plenty of ’80s-era multi-family building stock in Seattle, and a fair share of it is ready for a bit of a refresh. For this one, our site design and architecture studios teamed up to give the exterior of this building a Pacific Northwest Modern update.
Constructed in two phases, the first entailed new fencing, decks, and a fresh paint job. Later, phase two transformed the front with new stairs, planting, and entry ramps flanked by steel-clad retaining walls.
The design reuses the existing dry stack retaining wall material, but by cladding them with the weathered steel, they now have that desirable, clean-lines-yet-rustic look that will weather nicely. Laser-cut street numbers are lit from behind, giving the street presence a small dose of extra warmth and visibility. Finally, as they grow in, landscaped beds along the ramp will overflow with lush green plants, softening the look and providing that last dose of Pacific Northwest feel.
Want to learn more?
You’re welcome to take a look at our available services and other portfolio projects.
Our services span architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture — from residential to commercial, large or small. Whether you are looking for a little help redesigning your kitchen, or need full integrated services for a multifamily development anchoring a vibrant neighborhood, we would love to team up with you to bring a project you love to life.
Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?
Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, third places, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.