ACTIVE LIVING IN THE HEART OF THE U DISTRICT

Bridges@11th, Seattle, Washington
Client:

Security Properties

Size:

0.92 acres
234,393 gross sf
188,114 sf residential
184 units
17,500 sf outdoor open space
1,394 sf retail
128 parking stalls
Completed in 2015

Services:

Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Leadership Team:

Beth Dwyer, Mark Sindell

Markets:

Market-Rate Multifamily

"In a really good way, this is not your typical multifamily building."

Daniel Friedman, UW Architectural Commission

Bridges@11th is a transit-oriented residential development in the heart of Seattle’s University District that fosters community by focusing on the health and well-being of its residents and the surrounding neighborhood. Driven by the needs of the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, this innovative model of workforce housing offers employees of these organizations a new housing option within walking and biking distance of work. Bridges is the culmination of a decade old goal of the UW and Seattle Children’s to provide housing in the University District, a goal repeatedly articulated in the University District neighborhood plan. With its completion, the new Bridges community fulfills Seattle Children’s obligation to replace housing impacted by its campus expansion and achieves goals that both institutions share – to provide quality housing for employees, support recruitment and retention, and contribute to a vital urban neighborhood.

The site planning gestures are complimented by pedestrian and bicycle access from the sidewalk, integrated bicycle parking, seating for varying users, planters, and close proximity to a nearby transit stop. These through-block spaces break up the building massing to increase street connectivity and permeability for residents and visitors. Publicly accessible art installations and active retail uses also contribute to an attractive and engaging streetscape.

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24%
projected utility cost savings
72%
reduction of potable water use for irrigation
ACTIVE
Bridges is an Active Design Guidelines case study

Awards

2016 Emerald Award – New Development of the Year (151+)

2016 Golden Nugget Award – Award of Merit for Best Multifamily Community

2016 WASLA Awards – Award of Merit for Residential Design Multifamily

Certifications

LEED® Silver – LEED for New Construction