Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Housing

Anchor Flats

Anchor Flats is a workforce housing project located in the north end of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The project consists of three live-work units, 68 apartment units, two shared laundry rooms and a roof deck overlooking Lake Union and downtown Seattle. The architectural expression of the building reflects a neighborhood pattern of east-facing orientation towards Lake Union, with a light, dynamic, expressive, and highly fenestrated facade.  The project team collaborated with adjacent neighbors to arrive at a massing and height that appropriately preserves views for the uphill neighbor while meeting development objectives.


Anchor Flats groundbreaking
10.04.16 Curbed Seattle: South Lake Union affordable housing building Anchor Flats breaks ground.

Client: Bellwether Housing
Status: Under Construction
Total sf: 62,929 sf
Residential sf: 43,058 sf
Units: 71
Targeting Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard