Smack in the middle of the South Lake Union Amazon campus, Radius SLU has provided much needed apartments to this primarily commercial neighborhood. It is the epitome of live/work/play, as the Weber Thompson team used psychographics to drive the design of the units and the amenity package, targeting the immediate workforce.
The building runs an entire half block, making for a very long façade. To break it up, our designers created two distinct buildings linked by a recessed entry court. To the north, the “Lake District” is a highly articulated structure with upper level terraces and large windows to take advantage of views of Lake Union. Roof decks and indoor amenity spaces on levels Eight and Nine have stunning views of Lake Union and the Space Needle. Oriented south is the “Urban Quarter,” a more taut design with prominent corner elements, accented roofline and decks. The back of the building is a classic “E” shape design, bringing light and air into the building, and allowing two generous courtyards for adjacent units.
While South Lake Union is a bustling commercial neighborhood, the streets bounding this building are not commercially viable. Without retail, the residences are able to come down to the street with a well detailed base. Our architects and landscape architects carefully collaborated on how these residences interacted with the street through well scaled landscape walls, private terraces and stoops that will help transform the character of the neighborhood.
Learn more about this project’s Landscape Architecture.
Greystar Sells 282-Unit Radius in Seattle for $141MM
February 3, 2017
Greystar apartments review is Wednesday
Daily Journal of Commerce
September 4, 2012