Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Urban Mixed-Use

Nine + Pine Apartments

Located in downtown Seattle at the corner of 9th Avenue and Pine Street, the project site is uniquely situated above an underground Metro tunnel that occupies more than sixty percent of the site footprint. The project incorporates the challenge of structurally bridging the tunnel with a series of trusses at the ground floor. The project includes tri-level semi-automated car parking stackers and adds 74 units of housing over retail space on a currently under-utilized site.

The project’s massing responds to the unique site condition of movement patterns:  pedestrian movement along 9th Avenue, pedestrian and automobile movement along Pine Street and the below-grade movement of the bus tunnel.

Client: Teutsch Partners 
Status: Completed 2015 
Total sf: 74,040
Units: 74