jose calugas apartments | SHA

jose calugas apartments  |  SHA

Rolluda Architects led the design for this new 36-unit apartment building, which is part of the award-winning High Point Development for the Seattle Housing Authority. The complex was designed as a mixed-income development with both market-rate and low-income housing. Several of the units are designed for disabled residents.

The apartment include spacious one- and two-bedroom units with energy-efficient appliances including dishwashers and stacked washer/dryers. The project was designed using Universal Design Principles. Upper level units have views of the downtown Seattle skyline.

During the programming phase, residents expressed concerns about moving into the building from small scale duplexes and 4-plexes. In response to these concerns, the building was designed to fit the scale and character of single-family homes in the neighborhood. Residents have ground floor access to their units, front porches and yards, similar to what they were used to. The design team was able to satisfy the needs of the community yet remain loyal to the building program budget and schedule.