Chicago’s Red and White is a gem of a wine shop. Already known for their great design sensibility, supporting thoughtful grape growing practices and delivering value to their customers, it was a natural progression to seize an opportunity to expand from a retail wine business to a restaurant where those wines could be enjoyed with food.
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.
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 design for the Bellingham Bay House centered around creating a deep connection with its site. Inspired by the working saw mill and freight rail yard below, cedar shakes and rusted corrugated metal clad the exterior.
Located in the Wedgewood neighborhood of North Seattle, this midcentury house was in need of a makeover. The main goal of the project was to provide more connection between the segregated living spaces, update the materials, design a new kitchen and add an apartment on the lower level.
The Stone Way is located in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The project is a mixed-use development with 59 apartments and 3 retail spaces. The ground floor features stores and shops along Stone Way, bike and vehicle parking below grade and a roof deck offering views of downtown Seattle. The units are a mix of efficiency studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. We worked with our good friend and architect, David Foster Architects (link to www.davidfosterarchitects.com) on this project.
The Wedgeview is a 4-unit residential building located across from the street from Tacoma’s Historic Wedge neighborhood.
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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.
WC STUDIO teamed up with David Foster Architects on the Construction Management of this Magnolia Duplex. The Built-Green townhouse project features two 3-bedroom units located on the sloping hills of Magnolia/Interbay.
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.
A simple reorganization of this post-war bungalow allowed the owners to expand their cramped kitchen, convert a small bedroom into an office + guest room, update their current bath and incorporate a laundry closet.
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.