New Construction for a Mixed-Use Building

Lucille on Roosevelt

Dense city-dwelling designed with the resident and developer in mind.

Sited just blocks north of the University District in Seattle, the Lucille on Roosevelt is a new mixed-use development featuring 106 residential units above more than 3,500 square feet of commercial space.

The project activates the northern blocks of the Roosevelt commercial corridor with increased density and street-facing commercial spaces including a new location for Armistice Coffee serving both coffee and cocktails, and a soon-to-be-opening coworking space, Seven Starlings Workloft.

The building concept is structured around an interior alleyway, granting pedestrians a dynamic experience while passing through on their way to the future Roosevelt light rail station, the bus stop, and the various cultural activities the Roosevelt neighborhood has to offer.

This is a milestone project for Board & Vellum, as it was the first to integrate our architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture studios all on one project.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
Complimentary Materials & Plenty of Glass

The three masses of the building are each clad in a different material, creating a balance of three textural finishes, paired with the reflections off plentiful windows. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Complimentary Materials & Plenty of Glass

The three masses of the building are each clad in a different material, creating a balance of three textural finishes, paired with the reflections off plentiful windows. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
Trees Above & Below

Viewed from an adjacent building, the Lucille rises above the growing street trees below. On the rooftop, as the new trees grow taller, they will peek more and more off the top of the building. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Trees Above & Below

Viewed from an adjacent building, the Lucille rises above the growing street trees below. On the rooftop, as the new trees grow taller, they will peek more and more off the top of the building. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

With expansive windows, the apartments are flooded with daylight, and the building glows in that golden hour light. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

With expansive windows, the apartments are flooded with daylight, and the building glows in that golden hour light. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
Mixing Textures

On adjacent forms of the building, metal siding with a clean, linear pattern highlights the building’s verticality, offset by the rough, granular texture of brick. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Mixing Textures

On adjacent forms of the building, metal siding with a clean, linear pattern highlights the building’s verticality, offset by the rough, granular texture of brick. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
Lucille on Roosevelt

Glowing in the night light, the new mixed-use building features 106 apartments and 3,500 square feet of commercial space, a block from the future light rail station. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Lucille on Roosevelt

Glowing in the night light, the new mixed-use building features 106 apartments and 3,500 square feet of commercial space, a block from the future light rail station. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

A view of the full building (Lucille on Roosevelt) from the opposite corner of the street.
Roosevelt’s New Corner

Rising six stories, the Lucille helps shape the street along the Roosevelt business corridor. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Roosevelt’s New Corner

Rising six stories, the Lucille helps shape the street along the Roosevelt business corridor. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Café tables line the edge of an entryway passage to the lobby at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Café Tables

The entrance to the lobby passageway near Armistice Coffee is lined with café tables for additional seating for coffee shop clientele or building residents. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Café Tables

The entrance to the lobby passageway near Armistice Coffee is lined with café tables for additional seating for coffee shop clientele or building residents. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
68th Street Façade

Along the side street, the façade steps back at the top floor, and the white siding melts into the Seattle sky. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

68th Street Façade

Along the side street, the façade steps back at the top floor, and the white siding melts into the Seattle sky. Photo by Meghan Montgomery.

Viewing the Lucille on Roosevelt from the corner as a pedestrian.
A Pedestrian-Friendly Corner

Pedestrian traffic is sheltered from the street, flanked by generous plantings, benches, and bike racks. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A Pedestrian-Friendly Corner

Pedestrian traffic is sheltered from the street, flanked by generous plantings, benches, and bike racks. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

One entry to the lobby passageway at the Lucille on Roosevelt is flanked with a raised patio for café seating.
A Raised Patio for Sheltered Outdoor Seating

At one end of the interior passageway, a raised, open-air seating area extends from the interior café space. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A Raised Patio for Sheltered Outdoor Seating

At one end of the interior passageway, a raised, open-air seating area extends from the interior café space. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Lucille on Roosevelt signage in the lobby over a wood wall with a tile floor.
Lobby Signage

Accented with a chevron tile pattern at its foot, the building’s logo features prominently at a juncture in the lobby passageway. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Lobby Signage

Accented with a chevron tile pattern at its foot, the building’s logo features prominently at a juncture in the lobby passageway. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

The lobby passageway at the Lucille on Roosevelt: view towards the coworking space.
Seating in the Passageway

A cushioned, leather-clad banquette offers a spot to relax and people-watch from a semi-public vantage point. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Seating in the Passageway

A cushioned, leather-clad banquette offers a spot to relax and people-watch from a semi-public vantage point. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

The lobby passageway at the Lucille on Roosevelt: view towards the builtin bookshelves.
Staying Cozy & Dry

With radiant heaters above when needed, the lobby passageway is the perfect spot to wait for your friends, or even stay a while. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Staying Cozy & Dry

With radiant heaters above when needed, the lobby passageway is the perfect spot to wait for your friends, or even stay a while. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

The lobby passageway at the Lucille on Roosevelt: view towards the linear fireplace.
Fire Flickering With Stars Above

Though presented in the squared-off shapes and forms of the city, the flicker of flames from the linear fireplace accented by a star-like custom light installation, evokes the feel of sitting by a fire in the woods with the night sky twinkling above. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Fire Flickering With Stars Above

Though presented in the squared-off shapes and forms of the city, the flicker of flames from the linear fireplace accented by a star-like custom light installation, evokes the feel of sitting by a fire in the woods with the night sky twinkling above. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Peeking in from the sidewalk to the lobby passageway at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
A Light Installation Drawing You In

A custom light installation (Loci, by Graypants) catches the eye of passersby, welcoming them into the passageway. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A Light Installation Drawing You In

A custom light installation (Loci, by Graypants) catches the eye of passersby, welcoming them into the passageway. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Blue painted doors at the unit entries in the corridor of the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Corridor Design & Unit Entries

Apartment entries feature eye-catching blue doors with wood accents and sconces at each unit. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Corridor Design & Unit Entries

Apartment entries feature eye-catching blue doors with wood accents and sconces at each unit. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

View of the clubroom amenity space at the Lucille on Roosevelt: banquette seating with a mural map of the Puget Sound area.
Regional Mural Map

A deep blue map of the area is a soothing accent wall behind café tables in the club room. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Regional Mural Map

A deep blue map of the area is a soothing accent wall behind café tables in the club room. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

View of the clubroom amenity space at the Lucille on Roosevelt from the entry, looking toward the shared kitchen and dining areas.
Club Room Amenity Space

The Lucille’s club room features kitchen, dining, and sitting areas. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Club Room Amenity Space

The Lucille’s club room features kitchen, dining, and sitting areas. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

View of the clubroom amenity space at the Lucille on Roosevelt, peeking over the stair toward the communal dining table.
Double-Height Club Room

With its double-height space, not only does the club room have direct roof access, but it is flooded with natural light from four sides. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Double-Height Club Room

With its double-height space, not only does the club room have direct roof access, but it is flooded with natural light from four sides. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

View of the clubroom amenity space at the Lucille on Roosevelt, where a dining table is nestled into the bend of a staircase made of heavy timber.
Statement Stair

Formed of heavy timber, the club room stair to the roof top anchors the space. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Statement Stair

Formed of heavy timber, the club room stair to the roof top anchors the space. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

View of the clubroom amenity space at the Lucille on Roosevelt with a sitting area nook at the windows.
Seating Nook

As a communal space, the club room is composed of several smaller zones so more than one group of residents can feel natural sharing the space at once. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Seating Nook

As a communal space, the club room is composed of several smaller zones so more than one group of residents can feel natural sharing the space at once. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A fire pit on the rooftop at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
A Fire Pit Anchor in a Gathering Space

A linear gas fire pit sits off-center in a rooftop seating node, allowing residents to adjust their distance from the warmth, and gather in large or small groups. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A Fire Pit Anchor in a Gathering Space

A linear gas fire pit sits off-center in a rooftop seating node, allowing residents to adjust their distance from the warmth, and gather in large or small groups. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

The penthouse of the club room amenity space as viewed from the rooftop garden at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Club Room Penthouse

Just below the rooftop level, the club room amenity space is flooded with light from its penthouse, offering direct access to the rooftop via a statement staircase. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Club Room Penthouse

Just below the rooftop level, the club room amenity space is flooded with light from its penthouse, offering direct access to the rooftop via a statement staircase. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A glamping tent on the roof top of the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Layered Planting

Lush with texture and color, deep raised beds accommodate a variety of layered plantings and trees not commonly experienced in rooftop settings. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Layered Planting

Lush with texture and color, deep raised beds accommodate a variety of layered plantings and trees not commonly experienced in rooftop settings. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Inside of the glamping tent at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Semi-Rustic Nostalgia

The interior of the “glamping” tent is populated with comfy seating and decor with a vintage-camping feel. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Semi-Rustic Nostalgia

The interior of the “glamping” tent is populated with comfy seating and decor with a vintage-camping feel. Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

B&V Project Team
Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHCPrincipal
Todd MartellArchitectural Team
Brian Baker, AIAArchitectural Team
Matthew Hagen, AIAArchitectural Team
Lance Hayes, AIAArchitectural Team
Hayley BuckbeeArchitectural Team
Charles FademInterior Design Lead
Monika ShrevesInterior Design Team
Zack Thomas, PLA, LEED AP NDSite Design Lead
Derek ReevesSite Design Team

Notes & Credits
This project was built by W.G. Clark.
Loci lighting installation in the lobby passageway by Graypants.
Photography by Andrew Giammarco and Meghan Montgomery.
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