- Exxel Pacific
- Brumbaugh & Associates
- Coughlin Porter Lundeen
- Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates
- 4EA Building Science
1115 Dexter is a 252-unit project that incorporates environmentally-centered design concepts found in Northwest Regionalism. The project’s massing is divided amongst two towers of 12 and 15 stories, which are embedded into the steep slope of Seattle’s growing Westlake neighborhood. Excellent bike, pedestrian, and public transit options are nearby.
Decades of poor land stewardship of the area resulted in periodic landslides and polluted water runoff. To restore the hillside, 1115 Dexter’s design elements are intended to have a symbiotic relationship with the landscape, including thoughtful native plantings, local materials, and innovative water management. Sustainable features include a lush central courtyard, green roof, and terraced bioretention planters that treat and filter stormwater runoff into nearby Lake Union.
Amenity spaces are intentionally placed to activate the pedestrian hill climb: the resident lounge with private working areas sits on the prominent northeast corner to engage approaching pedestrians and cyclists; the primary lobby along Highland Drive contributes to the activation of the adjacent public stair; the fitness space and yoga room on the ground level of Aurora Avenue North respond to the faster moving character of the street. Other amenities include a maker space, bike and ski lounge, and rooftop solarium with panoramic views.