In collaboration with Runberg Architecture Group, 8th & Republican blurs the line between public and private space in a community setting. In addition to housing units and commercial space, the design team set the building back from the street at mid-block to provide a generous public courtyard and make room for the building’s iconic Megastoop, an elevated public walkway that forms a green pocket park. This approach was the result of a perfect partnership: Miller Hull’s expertise in public design and Runberg’s knowledge of multi-family design.
“It all came together when we realized that by configuring the building diagonally across the site, we were able to provide more units and a public space,” said Mike Jobes, principal at Miller Hull and design principal on the project.
The jury was impressed with the aesthetic of the design, enthusiastically wanting to give it a high-five and be friends with the project itself. The jury said 8th & Republican stood above the masses of multi-family submissions, applauding it as a great example of how projects could be sited and how consequential decision-making can be beneficial and successful.
The 2018 AIA Seattle Honor Awards jury members include Sunil Bald (New York), Will Laufs (Berlin/New York), Andrea Love (Boston) and Dan Maginn, FAIA (Kansas City). The awards event was moderated by Elizabeth Golden, assistant professor of architecture at the University of Washington.
For more information about the 8th & Republican Mixed-Use Development and The Miller Hull Partnership, call (206) 682-6837 or visit www.millerhull.com.
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