Client: Korean Women's Association
Location: Federal Way, Washington
Project Size: 66,000 SF
Senior City + KWA Offices
“EW went to considerable lengths to ensure a great solution for the future residents, the building, and the site, and accomplished a sensitive fit with the neighborhood.”
Former Sound Transit TOD Manager
Completed in 2010, this transit-oriented, five-story low-income senior housing project is located next the Sound Transit hub in the city center core of Federal Way. Two glass towers define the corners of the building, and frame a central terraced courtyard that serves both residents and the public. Each face of the building is designed to address unique site conditions: the south façade has sun shades to reduce solar gain and glare, the east side provides a semi-public plaza and green roof space, and the west façade creates an edge for a public pedestrian lane adjacent to a concrete parking garage.