[VIDEO] Design Break: The Accolade featuring Austin Besse

Rendering of Lakeview Student Housing in U-District Seattle

Rendering of Lakeview Student Housing

Construction recently started at the Lakeview Student Housing tower located in the University District. This 21-story project aims to be a timeless and welcoming addition to the neighborhood’s evolving skyline. The driving question for the project has been: “How does a tower add to an eclectic neighborhood in which there is no established style?”

This building occupies a visually prominent location within the University District, adding a unique design to the evolving skyline of tall buildings. The design references volcanic stone formations in the nearby Cascade mountains and aims to be evocative from all vantage points while also not overwhelming the senses.

Learn more about the building’s ‘quirky elegance’ and other design inspirations from project designer, Austin Besse, in less than three minutes.

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