Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Urban Mixed-Use

Cascade Blocks

Full Block Project

The Cascade Blocks in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood include commercial retail spaces, ground floor live-work units, 19 townhouse units and 468 apartments. The Cascade Blocks connect Cascade Park with the Seattle Times Pocket Park with a diagonal pedestrian mews across the site. The buildings enhance pedestrian movement through the site by carving away the ground levels. Pedestrian movement is also reflected in the buildings’ fenestration and cladding cadence at the upper floors.


Equity Gets Ok for 477 Units 
12.20.13: Daily Journal of Commerce 
Two seven-story buildings to go up in South Lake Union 

Client: Equity Residential 
Status: Under Construction  
Total sf: 547,180
Residential sf: 291,000
Commercial sf: 8,170
Units: 477
Targeting LEED Gold