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The latest grouparchitect news, events, discussions, tips and design in the Pacific NW.
30
Nov

TDX Renovation – Construction Update – November 2015

A building rich in history, this project has been broken up into phases.  We’ve completed the exterior work and have been updating the interior.  Some of the updates include improvements to the laundry room, renovating the main floor restroom and bringing new life to the portico room. Not taking away from the integrity of the […]

23
Nov

The Mercantile – Construction Progress – November 2015

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The Mercantile will be a seven story multifamily apartment building.  The demolition phase has begun in the month of October.  The original building, the Cooperative Mercantile Company, is an unreinforced masonry structure.  The demolition team has been working to preserve the existing brick façade, which will be incorporated into the new design. The windows and […]

16
Nov

Chico Way Remodel

 This interior remodel united adjacent dining and kitchen spaces while developing the home’s existing traditional aesthetic decor. Design accents included new custom cabinets and a unified ceiling soffit connecting the dining and kitchen spaces. New lighting fixtures throughout were added to create a cohesive warm ambiance. The dining area steps down from the kitchen space […]

9
Nov

Lake Forest Remodel

This rambler, located on a large secluded lot, became the focus of a number of updates to the existing infrastructure. The kitchen and family rooms were updated with modern finishes and the laundry room has been expanded to include dog washing amenities and extra storage. In the bedroom wing, the bathrooms will see a complete […]

2
Nov

Delano Apartments

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The Delano Apartments are the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Design Award in the City of Redmond’s Excellence in Design Awards. These apartments reside on a prominent corner site that is surrounded by fir trees within the Redmond Town Center.The exterior landscaping reflects a residential scale with respect to adjacent multifamily apartments as well as […]

26
Oct

Capitol Hill Apartments – Construction Update – October

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The Capitol Hill Apartments construction team has completed the exterior framing.  Pedestrians are now able to visualize the upcoming structure.  The building’s penthouse level butterfly roof adds a recognizable angular skyline to the neighborhood.The structure is located atop a hill which allows for sweeping views out towards Lake Washington, the Cascade Mountains, and the local […]

19
Oct

Lane Apartments Design Review

Located in the heart of the Northgate Neighborhood, the Lane on fifth Apartments will feature 215 market rate apartments in addition to ground level retail uses.  The project is anchored by a strong retail presence beside the emerging pedestrian streetscape of 5th Avenue NE and generous outdoor amenity spaces including roof deck terraces and a […]

12
Oct

Sibling House – 2015 Update

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The local non-profit organization Sibling House continues to grow their network of foster care households. As of fall 2015, the Sibling House organization has served almost 800 children and over 275 families and number continue to grow. We are proud to have a continuing partnership with this company and have been engaged in projects with […]

5
Oct

Laurelhurst Residence Completion

This beautiful 4,200 square foot new construction custom home reflects the client’s gregarious personality while complementing the established neighborhood of Laurelhurst.  Traditional craftsman style details set the mood, but the space is all modern – with an intuitive flow, creative pallet of modern materials, and clear views across multiple rooms. This residence featured a 1700 […]

28
Sep

Capitol Hill Remodel – Construction Update

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Improvements include updating and repairing the exterior with a new modern façade with durable materials over a rainscreen system, enclosing a covered porch, window and door replacements, a new kitchen and updated finishes and fixtures in the home’s bathroom. The construction team has been proficiently working through the summer to complete the exterior work before […]

25
Sep

Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Clinic Completion

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The Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center relocated to a mid-century modern commercial building originally built as the office of Lawrence and Hazen Architects in 1952.  The original building was a recipient of an American Institute of Architects National Merit Award in 1953.  Care was taken to reveal and preserve as much of the original façade of […]

18
Sep

The Mercantile – Breaking Ground

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We are excited to break ground and start construction on The Mercantile, a six story multifamily apartment building, located in the heart of downtown Bothell at the corner of 102nd & Main. The Mercantile will blend the old with new. Originally the site of the Cooperative Mercantile Company’s first building, ca 1908, the new structure will […]

11
Sep

Venice Beach Completion

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The Venice beach prefab is a two-story 2,300 sf house designed in modules. The components were fabricated offsite and shipped to the homeowner’s property in Venice beach, California. Grouparchitect was engaged to provide modular design consulting and architectural renderings.The upstairs has a breezeway that connects the bedrooms to the outdoor deck, due to California’s constant […]

4
Sep

Capitol Hill Apartments – Construction Update – September

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The construction process for Capitol Hill is coming along, we are taking advantage of the sunny weather in Seattle.  The framing and sheathing was just completed on the third floor, and we had our first peak at the amazing views toward Lake Washington on the deck of level four.  The team will soon begin framing […]

28
Aug

Northwest Christian Church Completion

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An uplifting finish renovation of Northwest Christian Church’s sanctuary was inspired by the already existing space. The design focused on highlighting the existing structure which featured soaring exposed wood beams and extensive stain-glass windows. The paint, carpet and finishes were selected for cohesive color in a reverent space.

21
Aug

Distillery Lofts Completion

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Grouparchitect was in need of a new refreshing remodel for the office. The goal was to maximize daylighting and take advantage of the existing views of Lake Union. Existing concrete and wood was sandblasted to become exposed and show the true character of the materials. Materials were creatively repurposed to reduce landfill and extend the […]

14
Aug

Leilani Completion

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Leilani Apartments adapted its name from the site’s previous occupant, the Leilani Lanes bowling alley.  The large site is bounded by a wide range of adjacent uses and scales, necessitating a multiple-building response to reduce bulk and scale as well as to provide ground level open space.  The project was completed in 2013 and has […]

7
Aug

Ravenna Option 3.2 Completion

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This prefab residence is one of the option series Grouparchitect collaborated with Method Homes.  This home  was customized to meet the needs of the homeowners and their unique site.  It is located within Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.  This modular home has (3) bedrooms, (3) bathrooms, spacious living spaces, and a garage and den space partially below […]

31
Jul

Lake Sammamish Remodel Completion

This project was a remodel to the existing kitchen of a Lake Sammaish residence. The original home is classic mid-century kitchen renovated into a modern space with clean lines. This gave way to open the floor plan to connect the living room, dinging and kitchen. The Pental Quartz counter space organized the occupied area gracefully with […]

15
Jul

Capitol Hill Construction-Update-July

Progress on our Capitol Hill Apartment is coming along. These past few weeks, the concrete level and PT deck have been placed and cured making way to start the framing process. Framing for Level 2 above the PT concrete deck is underway and it is awaiting the joist construction for the Level 3 floor deck.Window studs […]