A design for two sets of semi-detached modern homes is now in progress at WC STUDIO. Located on the east-facing hillside of the New Tacoma area, the moderately sloping site presented an opportunity to capture views of downtown Tacoma, the Thea Foss waterway and the Port of Tacoma from the rooftops of the three-story townhomes.
This group of six attached homes will add more housing in a category known as the “missing middle” providing more choices and diverse types of housing in Tacoma. The project site near the intersection of MLK and South 19th is part of the Hilltop Mixed Use Center and will be a short walk from the Tacoma Link light rail extension.
This urban cabin concept is a fresh perspective on how to not only house people efficiently, but also retain and enrich the charm and character of a specific place, and to create homes, not just housing.
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.
Wedgeview is WC STUDIO’s second self-initiated design-build project in Tacoma. Acting as our own client, we are literally invested in seeing our neighbors and community thrive as our city grows. We believe in architect-led development as a means to cultivate livable communities and we welcome collaborations with local property owners who share the desire to be stakeholders in the redevelopment of their neighborhoods. Get in touch if you have a project or site in mind.
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.
A three-dimensional kitchen renovation completely transformed the main level of a 1960s split-entry home in Bellevue. The removal of two walls allowed the kitchen and dining area to expand into an under-utilized adjacent room and fully connect those spaces with the living room.
Currently under construction in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood, the 253 Five is a compact development of five single-family homes linked together by a network of stepped pathways and patios to terrace the steeply sloping site.
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, remodel the kitchen and master bath, and create an additional dwelling unit (ADU) in the existing lower level.
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.
The Central District House was designed and built by WC STUDIO. Located in a rapidly transforming Seattle neighborhood with an established arts community, the Central District house swaps the parking area on the ground floor with a flex space envisioned as an artist studio, live-work space, or additional dwelling unit (ADU) depending on the owner’s needs.
A simple reorganization of this post-war bungalow allowed the owners to expand their cramped kitchen, convert a small bedroom into an office and guest room, update their current bathroom and incorporate a laundry closet.