Victory at the U
The future home of UW students and a new expanded indoor/outdoor space for the site’s existing Go Center, Victory at the U is the welcoming party for everyone entering the U District.
21-Story Student Housing Tower
110 Units – Mix of Townhouses and 4-Bedroom Units
Two Parking Levels
Ample Bike Storage
Pursuing LEED Gold and the City of Seattle Green Building Standards
Weber Thompson provided comprehensive architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design services for Victory at the U.
renderings: weber thompson
Falling water massing
The building’s massing is elegant and timeless, with a dramatic corner waterfall expression that falls down the prominent façade to meet a large plaza. The building top is conceived as the ‘crest’ of the waterfall, where water flows over the precipice. The façade emulates cascading water, increasing the size of the window groupings toward the bottom.
Flow on in
The design takes cues from the macro view of the waterfall and the journey it takes from the mountain to the sound to the micro view, focusing on reflection, layers of mist, and flow. This concept carries through in the curved flooring transitions in the lobby, the sculptural concierge desk, cascading pendants, ethereal drapery feature over the coffee bar, and materials throughout.
Respite amidst the rush
Victory at the U’s landscape integrates seamlessly into the project’s waterfall concept – eddies of seating are nestled into the lush landscape, evoking water flow along river edges. Tiered, board-formed concrete benches flow down to the street level and make the plaza accessible to the public.
Victory at the U in the News
Weber Thompson settles on 21 stories for U District tower, with oak intact
Daily Journal of Commerce
March 31, 2021
Design Review Board moves 23-story apartment building in U District to MUP application
August 28, 2020