Runberg Architecture Group

Case Study: Urban Mixed-Use

Yesler Terrace Block 3

Located in Seattle’s rapidly transforming Yesler Terrace neighborhood, Block 3 pays tribute to the neighborhood’s original goal to maximize light and air for its residents with a design concept to maximize residents’ experience of nature. Common spaces are connected both vertically and horizontally, from the main lobby entry fronting a neighborhood park to the courtyard and roof decks overlooking a city park. The connection from the exterior to interior is expressed with roof and floor planes that extend out towards the surrounding open spaces. Interior spaces with plantings and natural finishes extend the exterior into the building.


Vulcan Closes on Two Parcels at Yesler Terrace
1.18.17 The Registry: Vulcan Real Estate moves closer to completing 650 units at Yesler Terrace with $15.5 million in land purchases from the Seattle Housing Authority.

New paths and parks make Yesler Terrace shine.
05.04.16 Daily Journal of Commerce: Design Perspectives: New paths and parks make Yesler Terrace shine.

Client: Vulcan Real Estate
Status: Construction Documents
Total SF: 274,182
Residential SF: 166,484
Commercial SF: 8,702
Residential Units: 237
Targeting LEED Gold Certification