Steps Away from UW Campus Life

George F. Russell Jr. Hall, Seattle, Washington



2.64 acres
118,768 gross sf
20,606 sf residential
30 units
5,697 sf retail
38,066 sf commercial
119 parking stalls
Completed in 2009


Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design

Leadership Team:

Will Castillo, Michael Wishkoski, Alan Grainger, Marieke Lacasse


Campus Environments

"The apartments and amenities are quite nice. The units are big, security is good and you’re literally right across the street from school.”

Alice H, Resident

The University District’s George F. Russell Jr. Hall strengthens the connection between the University of Washington Campus and the retail core of the neighborhood along 45th Street, known locally as “The Ave”. The building, including a lively mix of retail, commercial office space and apartments, is designed to emulate the University of Washington Campus to the west; from the custom brick mix inspired by Mary Gates Hall to the green roof and terrace that overlooks Parrington Lawn and on to Mount Rainier in the distance.

Special care was taken to enliven the alley, with a green wall and plantings, site furnishings and lighting. The retail street front is enhanced by southern exposure, expansive canopies, elegant tile, inset entrances and green walls all designed to enrich the pedestrian experience and foster a sense of timelessness and quality.

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reduction of potable water use for irrigation
of project waste diverted from landfill
of materials regionally manufactured


2010 Excellence in Masonry Design Award – Residential Multifamily Honor Award


LEED® Gold– LEED for Core and Shell