Mt. Baker Family Housing
Once completed, Mt. Baker Family Housing will bring much needed affordable family housing to Seattle. The 95- unit Mt. Baker Family Housing is located in Seattle’s Mt. Baker neighborhood, one block from a light rail station and between two major arterials. Inspired by the glacial carving action that formed the Mt. Baker neighborhood, open space is carved out of the building to provide an elevated courtyard for relief from the traffic noise and to maximize light and air across the courtyard. Secondary carvings at the upper floors reference the neighboring scale of the adjacent elevated light rail on MLK and Rainier Ave’s tree canopy. At the ground floor, a vertical grid with colorful bars relates to the pedestrian scale and wraps around the building. Pedestrian scaled carvings at the ground level highlight the primary entries into the building. This transit-oriented affordable family housing building features an 8,000 SF Family Resource and Education Center on the ground level that will provide education and employment resources for homeless families.