Trailside Student Living, Phase 2

The overarching goal of the Trailside Student Living, Phase 2 project is to create an inviting home for students attending the University of Washington.

Client Name

Phoenix Property Company


Seattle, WA


Interior Design

Completion Date

Q3 2023 projected

Program Overview

7 Stories
59,250 SF Site
271,501 GSF
263,557 SF Residential
3,944 SF Retail
170 Residential Units
8 Parking Stalls


Amanda Keating
Principal in Charge

Bernadette Kelly
Interior Design Principal


Weber Thompson provided architecture and interior design services for the student-targeted Trailside Phase 2 project in Seattle, WA.

Images: Weber Thompson

Trailside Phase 2 Architecture

As the second building in the Trailside Student Living development, our designers worked from the design concept for the first building, to ensure continuity of form and function between the two phases.

Trailside Phase 2

Natural Tones

The building’s materiality was specifically selected to help reduce the bulk and scale of the project to create a sense of harmony with its wooded trail backdrop. Two “front doors” to the project, one along the trail and one along 24th Street, allow multiple points of entry. Easy access to the trail was a given for the project, which gives students miles and miles of trails to explore when they’re not cramming for exams or hanging out with friends.

Trailside Phase 2

Embracing An Outdoor Lifestyle

The Trailside development is a celebration of the PNW’s natural beauty and outdoor culture. While the project embraces its adjacency to Seattle’s most beloved trail, it also offers enjoyable outdoor spaces within the premises. The architecture carefully cradles these outdoor zones to offer a sense of prospect and refuge, much like a favorite campground site. 

Trailside Phase 2 Interior Design

Trailside 2 is the second building of the Trailside Campus and is a conceptual continuation of the Trailside 1 design concept, transitioning from the mountains to the city. Trailside 2 speaks to the mountaintop experience with brighter colors, higher contrasts, and more textural materials.

Home is where the hearth is

A cozy fireplace welcomes residents at the main entry into the building. This ground level space offers a variety of flexible spaces for studying, relaxing, and gathering.


The second floor community kitchen and media lounge open up to a shared roof deck with game tables, barbeques, and landscaping. 

Student Focused

Other amenity spaces feature a range of open, semi-enclosed, and fully enclosed spaces to accommodate different studying needs. Study cubes allow groups to meet in a smaller scale semi-enclosed space while allowing natural daylighting to pass through to the study spaces beyond.

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