Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Urban Mixed-Use

The Orion

The Orion is a quarter-block project located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood along a rapidly developing corridor. The Olmsted Brothers’ Denny Park is kitty corner and serves as the primary design reference point for the building. A desire to connect The Orion to the park influences the street level spaces and materiality of the exterior design. Wood-tone vertical cladding meanders up the Southwest corner façade, inspired by Denny Park’s mature trees. Heavily landscaped large curb bulbs and a heavily planted canopy encourage lingering through the seasons. Inspired by boutique hotel design, well-crafted, urban residential units, common spaces, and a high level of detailing are highlighted throughout the building.

Client: Vulcan Real Estate
Status: Under Construction
Total sf: 157,744 sf
Residential sf: 87,088
Commerical sf: 5,761
Units: 129
Targeting LEED Platinum