Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Urban Mixed-Use


Sitka’s design responds to varied contextual conditions in Seattle’s burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood, while evoking continuity with simple expressions and proportions. Three angled “cabin-like” buildings create a concave backdrop to the adjacent historic Cascade Park. The south wing’s sloped green roof allows natural light into the courtyard.  Northwest Modernism and the landscapes of the nearby San Juan Islands inspire the project’s regional identity. The large green roof, urban agriculture, and a dense tree-filled courtyard – accessible to both residents and the community – support the concept of environmental retreat.


Block 11 and Batik Received Salmon-Safe Certification
12.14.16 The Registry: Block 11 in Seattle’s South Lake Union and the Batik apartments in Yesler Terrace are among the city’s first Salmon-Safe-certified projects.

Vulcan starting 3 'cabin-like' apartment buildings in SLU
09.08.16 Daily Journal of Commerce

Client: Vulcan Real Estate
Status: Under Construction
Total sf: 500,652
Residential sf: 335,793
Commerical sf: 3,073
Units: 384
Targeting LEED Platinum
Certification: Salmon-Safe