Located in a Central Tacoma neighborhood with a mix of single-family homes, apartment buildings, and the eclectic establishments of the Sixth Avenue business district, the Prospect endeavors to set a new standard for urban livability and offers a fresh take on the four-plex.
The Ainsworth Apartments combines desirable qualities of a garden-style apartment building, such as affordability and access to the outdoors, with the advantages of a walkable neighborhood and density to support urban amenities.
When Pacific Crest Children’s asked us to design their new pediatric urgent care clinic, three potential locations were on the table. We visited each with our client, Dr. Corey Fish, and we all agreed the clear favorite was a storefront in the historic Goodrich building in the northeast Portland neighborhood of Roseway.
The Central District House was designed and built by WC STUDIO. Located in Seattle’s Central District, a rapidly transforming neighborhood with an established arts community, the Central District house swaps the parking area on the ground floor with an artist live-work space.
Researchers have observed a sharp decline in social connectedness over the past 20 years. Modern life’s technology, longer work hours, and lengthier commutes certainly play a role, and the rise of the solo dweller is also thought to have had an impact.
Micro-housing may be getting a lot of attention lately, however 2 X 6 is the antidote to solitary studio life, providing greater affordability and sense of community than living alone.