2019 Skyline Awards, Multi-family/High-rise: Ascent South Lake Union | Seattle Business Magazine

This article was originally featured in Seattle Business Magazine in September 2019.

Ascent South Lake Union is in the heart of Seattle’s tech hub, so it incorporates tech-inspired elements in its exterior design — “vertical bars in a binary staccato rhythm of pattern and light,” and a “Z fin” light strip, according to South Carolina-based developer Greystar. The 25-story building with 251 apartments — with an average 932 square feet in each — packs in other design features, from ground level with its retail space and outdoor entry place to a roof-top spa tub and lounge area dubbed “the beach.”

Ascent’s features also include a dog run and pet-wash room, multiple outdoor grilling areas, landscaped terraces and a protected courtyard. Behind the scenes, the project involved some complexity. Ascent is part of a two-building development built off a shared podium, involving multiple designers and general contractors. That necessitated frequent communication and streamlined coordination to see the project through to completion.

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