Hobson Place

Located in the North Rainier Hub Urban Village, Hobson Place offers permanent supportive housing for 177 disabled individuals and those who have experienced chronic homelessness. Combining independent living with wrap-around services – including on-site caseworkers, a computer lab, and a 24,000 SF facility for primary and behavioral healthcare that will serve both residents and the community – Hobson Place is the first in Washington State to offer these integrated services with permanent supportive housing. The design concept was inspired by the cut glass business that previously occupied the site, as reflected in the lively accent panels that grace the façade.

Designed in two phases – north and south – Hobson Place’s south phase is the first permanent supportive housing project in Washington State to achieve Passive House pre-certification from the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and received full certification in early 2024. The project meets Washington State’s Evergreen Sustainability Development Standard (ESDS) and makes use of energy recovery ventilators, bioretention planters, and high-efficiency LED lighting coupled with occupancy sensors.

Connecting people to homes, and connecting supportive housing to high sustainability goals, Hobson Place sets an example of the possibilities for this type of mixed-use, multifamily development.

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    Completed 2022
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The south phase of the building (shown left) is passive-house pre-certified, and features a 40 kW PV array.

  • The Clinic at Hobson Place

    Offers primary care, support, and advocacy from Harborview Medical Center and DESC for the community’s at-risk and vulnerable individuals.