Multi-family – Community

Bazán has designed and constructed thousands of units of multi-family units for government, not-for-profit and private developers.

East Olive Street Mixed Use, Seattle, WA

Designed to be a good neighbor, a four-story mixed-use building with 33 apartments and three ground floor commercial spaces uses vivid colors to match Capitol Hill’s spirit. The efficiency apartments, averaging 220 square feet, include kitchen, 3-fixture bathroom, bedroom, and sitting area, and also feature large windows, a high-speed elevator, stairway in an illuminated corner tower, a rooftop deck for entertaining, completely accessible (ADA) on a 5,000 square foot site. Construction begins December 2013.

Toppenish Farm Workers Housing, Toppenish, WA

Ten modern buildings to house 30 families of migrant farm workers. With efficient layout and frugal use of materials, the architects designed dignified, attractive affordable housing for the Yakima Valley. Construction begins in the fall of 2014.

10th Avenue Apartments, Seattle, WA

A slender infill project for a changing block in a neighborhood of large apartment buildings, duplexes and triplexes. Designed with a creative look for an urban lifestyle, the building is centrally located, close to transit with views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington. The eight-story concrete building will hold 91 efficiency apartments, averaging 220 square feet, with a rooftop deck, secure bicycle parking, and underground parking. Construction begins Spring 2014.

18th Ave East Apartments, Seattle, WA

A four-story apartment building comes to a Capitol Hill neighborhood in transition. Inviting and up-to-date, the design nods to its traditional neighbors with its use of brick and street edge siting. The 68 apartments range from studios to two-bedroom, supported by amenities such as a southwest facing courtyard and rooftop deck, plus underground parking. Construction begins Spring 2014.

Sea Mar Affordable Housing & Medical Office Building, Des Moines, WA

An elegant building holds 37 units of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom affordable housing and 12,000 square feet dedicated to medical and dental services. A collaboration between SeaMar and Catholic Community Services to develop a mixed-use complex with affordable housing, medical offices, and drug and alcohol recovery. Ground floor units open towards the quiet residential street, for an integrated, livable community. The modern medical offices sit right on the street as per the Midway Plan, a multi-city plan to create a more pedestrian-friendly Pacific Highway South. Designed to meet Evergreen Sustainable Development Criteria.

Northwest Communities Education Center, Granger, WA

A new 15,000 square foot community center replaced an inadequate, 100 year old building. It provides offices for the Northwest Communities Education Center, INS, and community service agencies, plus a computer training room, large community room, and state-of-the-art recording studios for Radio KDNA whose programming addresses issues of literacy, language, discrimination, poverty, and illness. The building’s exterior materials and colors drew their inspiration from the Hispanic culture of the community.

Sea Mar Community Center, Boulevard Park, WA

The 9000 square foot adaptive reuse project expands a partially vacant shopping center with a community center given a modern look to both upgrade and add appeal. Existing retail remains in place to anchor the South Seattle community. Designed for LEED Gold certification; to be completed in 2013.

La Posada, Pasco, WA

Conversion of two 1960-era motels in central Pasco to create 66-units of farm worker housing for individuals and families. Designers maintained important sixties’ modern qualities while updating the buildings as temporary residential housing. Completed 2010.

Cesar Chavez Housing, Seattle, WA

25-unit townhome project with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Bazán worked on site design, unit floor plans, exterior color studies, and the future community center. Floor plans kept recent immigrants in mind with open kitchen and living areas finished with ceramic tiles. By working with the City to minimize retaining walls, Bazán saved site development costs by creating a more organic site plan. The SeaMar-owned affordable housing townhomes were completed with Environmental Works in 2009.