Nexus celebrates Seattle’s fundamental fusion of nature and cutting-edge technology with an iconic residential tower that has already become a landmark. The concept was created from the idea that a tower could be sculptural and dynamic – implying motion and dynamism – rather than a static form. The most common question that we get is: does it really move or rotate? This is understandable because, as one moves around the project, it does appear optically to move.

Client Name

Burrard Development


Seattle, WA


Interior Design
Landscape Architecture

Completion Date

Q1 2020

PROJECT Overview

440′ / 40-Story Tower
548,423 GSF
14,400 SF Site
278,680 SF Residential
3,658 SF Retail
382 Condominium Units
316 Parking Stalls


Amanda Keating
Senior Principal

Bernadette Kelly
Interior Design Principal

Rachael Meyer
Landscape Architecture Principal


2021 Multifamily Executive Awards
Grand Award Winner
High-Rise Project of the Year

2020 NAIOP Night of the Stars Awards
High-Rise Residential Development of the Year

2020 Gold Nugget Awards
Grand Award Winner
Best Multifamily Community – 100 du/acre or more

2017 Gold Nugget Awards
Merit Award Winner
Best On the Boards Multifamily Community




Weber Thompson provided comprehensive architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design services at Nexus. This approach resulted in a thoughtful, fun, and well-curated design that highlights and celebrates the intersection of art and technology with the most modern of living.

photography: Moris Moreno; Lucas Finlay; Dylan Edeler, On The DL Photography; Tim Rice, Multivista; Jeff Camp

Nexus Architecture

Seattle’s key defining features – nature and high technology – are fused in this iconic and visually striking residential condominium tower. 

Twists & turns

The tower design is based on a concept of stacked and rotated boxes, each of which twists away from its counterparts by 4 degrees – for a total of 8 degrees of separation.

The dynamic result is one of implied motion – the tower seems to move as one moves around it. Deep reveals between these twisting boxes serve as wrap around garden terraces, bringing a bit of green to the tower, and breaking down the tower’s overall bulk and scale.

Terraces in the sky

These “sky-terrace” levels allow for multiple penthouse floors with wraparound decks, rather than one penthouse level at the top of the tower. Sculpted erosions at the corners of these levels allows for unique 2-story corner units, enriching the product offering. These townhouse units will feature 2-story glass encased living rooms with private balconies.

Nexus Interior Design

The interior design of Nexus softens the angular architectural with fluid, soothing palettes and natural materials while also incorporating the latest in integrated, high tech systems. The result is a welcoming urban oasis that gives home owners easier control over their environment with the touch of a button. 

From the lobby, to the amenities, to each individual unit, Nexus is designed to spark inspiration, wellness, and delight.

Bold and uncompromising 

One of the more striking features of Nexus is its 100% authentic art program. One of a kind murals, sculptures, and wall art adorn every common space.

Co-working centric 

Nexus offers a wide variety of co-working spaces that range from cozy furniture booths, large board meeting rooms, and smaller enclosed offices.

Nexus Interior Design

Bespoke units

Every unit features luxurious, yet simple finishes and forms that draw focus to the beauty of the surrounding sprawling views. Units range from studios to penthouses, including a two-story Sky Loft. Thoughtful and unique space-saving layouts eliminate long winding hallways. Sliding barn and pocket doors further maximize square footage in the living areas that matter most.

‘Smart home’ living

The integration of technology is at the core of every unit. A custom Resident App integrates home, building, and property management in an all-in-one solution. This gives residents full control of all the smart home features that come standard in every residence.

“The shared space amenities are absolutely beautiful. Top floor has an almost 360 view of Seattle. The outdoor space has lounge chairs as well as BBQ grills. Large show kitchen as well as smaller one available to use. Conference rooms, library, etc. Wow”

Nexus Resident

Nexus Landscape Architecture

The roof offers a glamorous sunning terrace with a live lawn and fire tables on either end of the patio to relax in when the weather turns wet. Multiple barbecues and dining areas allow small, as well as large, groups to enjoy the dramatic views of the Seattle skyline.

Nexus Landscape Architecture

Rooftop retreat

The roof provides a refined outdoor experience to relax in after a busy day in the city. Covered outdoor living rooms offer the chance to enjoy a fire and catch up on your favorite show. Multiple barbecues and dining areas allow small as well as large groups to enjoy the dramatic views of the Seattle skyline. There is also a unique sunning terrace with a live lawn to enjoy.

The urban edge

The street-level landscape design supports the building concept with a skewed paving grid directing pedestrians to the commercial corner. Plantings consist of dramatic bands of plants that twist along Howell Street with less intense plantings along the calmer Minor Avenue residential entry. Plant choices deliver intense contrast to the subdued paving.

“ Beautiful building; Nexus is 40 stories of ‘Awesome’ with breathtaking views of Lake Union and the Seattle Center.”

Nexus Resident

“Nice architectural addition to Seattle's skyline.”

Seattle Resident

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