The Ivey on Boren

The Ivey on Boren joins forces with Cornish College of the Arts to host multiple ground-level activations that go beyond traditional gallery walls, anchoring itself as a beacon for the arts in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood.

Client Name

Holland Partner Group


Seattle, WA


Landscape Architecture

Program Overview

643,350 GSF
43 Stories
406 Units
344,372 SF Residential
53,567 SF Office
370 below grade parking stalls
7,785 sf ground level arts facilities

Completion Date

Q2 2022


LEED Gold Certified


NAIOP Night of the Stars
2023 High-Rise Residential Development of the Year


Amanda Keating
Senior Principal

Rachael Meyer 
Landscape Principal

renderings: bogza

Historic considerations

With the project site adjacent to Cornish’s Raisbeck Performance Hall – formerly Norway Hall, built in 1915 – the design team set out to minimize impact on the historic landmark by setting the podium back from the property line. A portion of the first floor is backed by an art wall to be used for campus exhibits; the art wall is integrated into the design of the façade, using the same materials and patterns to create a uniform surface for framing the many types of art displayed over it.

Of art and luxury

A state-of-the-art performance hall, exterior art walls and sculptural alcoves, as well as indoor gallery space can be enjoyed by all through floor-to-ceiling windows and open-air throughways that will showcase established and emerging artists. Together, The Ivey on Boren and its neighbor The Ayer are designed to bolster Cornish College of the Arts while providing an unparalleled luxury experience for building tenants.

Sky-high details

The Ivey on Boren reaches for the sky with vertically oriented extrusions, while the window wall glazing utilizes a mix of patterns and materials to create distinct movements in the massing. The 44-story tower is grounded through a reveal in the podium that breaks through the office floors, making them appear as though they are floating above ground level.

The Ivey on Boren Landscape Architecture

The fluidity of art and music meets the respite of nature at The Ivey on Boren, resulting in an outdoor haven for residents and pedestrians.

Bringing art streetside

Anchored within the Cornish College of the Arts campus, The Ivey on Boren is heavily programmed with ground-level outdoor exhibition and gallery space. Street frontage features a gallery with rotating art by Cornish students, faculty, alumni, and local artists. The flexible art wall along Lenora Street is set back behind a landscaped terrace to be used as seating for public gatherings – this space can be converted into a small public stage for public outdoor performances by Cornish students.

Terrace retreats

On the podium terrace, two soaking pools – a ‘cold spa’ and a ‘hot spa’ – offer a simultaneously relaxing and invigorating respite from the bustling cityscape below. On the rooftop terrace, a grilling station and outdoor sky lounge set the scene for residents looking to cook a meal and take in sweeping western views.


Over 374,000 gallons of stormwater are treated annually at The Ivey on Boren! Stormwater is routed through 1,100 sf of bioretention planters that clean the water through filtration and transpiration. This results in a reduction of pollution, heavy metals and stormwater volume being sent to our municipal systems, as well as improving the water quality in local salmon habitats.

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