Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Housing

Abbey Lincoln Court

Abbey Lincoln Court, named for jazz singer and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln, is located in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. Abbey Lincoln Court provides 68 workforce housing apartments – including larger homes for families – as well as two live-work units. The building shares a courtyard with the adjacent companion development Ernestine Anderson Place, creating a gathering space where residents of both apartment communities can interact. This mid-block site responds to the adjacent park to the east with townhouse units and patios along the ground level.


Abbey Lincoln Court wins top prize for the 2017 Build Washington Award
5.3.17: Submitted by Walsh Construction 

Abbey Lincoln Court named "Project of the Week"
1.9.17: Daily Journal of Commerce: Abbey Lincoln Court offers 68 units of workforce housing and two live-work units in Seattle’s Central District, at 2010 S. Jackson St.

Client: Low Income Housing Institute
Status: Completed 2016
Total sf: 50,726
Residential sf: 49,575
Units: 68