Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Housing

GreenHouse Apartments

Sustainable multifamily housing

Harbor Urban’s Columbia City project is a highly sustainable, centrally located, transit-oriented development. Located one block east of Rainier Avenue South on South Hudson Street, this mixed-use residential project is conveniently situated just outside of the commercial center and heart of the thriving Columbia City neighborhood, which is in a major transition with the enhancement of both its residential and commercial assets. Inspired by many unique aspects of Columbia City, GreenHouse features an extensive 2,300-square-foot roof deck garden and edible landscaping with abundant fruit trees and berry bushes, bringing agriculture into the city and local neighborhood.


P-patch on Columbia City Roof
9.21.2012: GreenBuilding Blog (Daily Journal of Commerce)
An irrigated plot for each resident.

Urban Agriculture on the Roof
6.28.2012: Daily Journal of Commerce
Seattle space at a premium puts gardens on the rooftop

Harbor Properties Starts 124 Apartments in Columbia City 
9.219.2011: Daily Journal of Commerce
GreenHouse complex is the first significant market-rate housing to be built in the neighborhood in more than a decade.

Client: Harbor Properties 
Status: Completed 2012
Total sf: 117,847
Units: 124