Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Housing

Eleanor Apartments

The 260-unit Eleanor Apartments is located a block from a future light rail station in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. Eleanor Apartments responds to site-specific challenges, resulting in a building rooted in its natural past with an appropriate scale and density for a rapidly transforming neighborhood. The project uses two distinct residential buildings: the east building breaks down the scale of the structure, acknowledging the single-family residences nearby, while the larger form of the west building expresses movement while sheltering the courtyard and east building from the I-5 freeway. Eleanor Apartments expressly celebrates the motion of water. Rainwater collected from the roof runs through exposed downspouts and open runnels around the buildings and courtyard, recalling historic streams that once ran through the site.


Eleanor named "Project of the Week"
08.08.16 Daily Journal of Commerce:The Eleanor, a two-building apartment complex, has opened at 800 N.E. 67th St. in the Roosevelt area.

The Eleanor opens in Roosevelt
07.21.16 Daily Journal of Commerce: The Eleanor opens in Roosevelt with 267 units; 47% already leased.

Client: Mack Urban 
Status: Completed 2016
Total sf: 306,946
Residential sf: 191,030
Units: 260
LEED Silver Certification