Frye Residential Towers
A pivotal project in the transformation of Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, the Frye Residential Towers are based on the goals of community, sustainability and art. The two 300-foot apartment towers thrive on ‘creative tension’ and lean farther away from each other as they rise, and are linked together near the top with a transparent skybridge enhancing the Seattle skyline. With a strong visual connection to the adjacent Frye Art Museum, the project incorporates reference lines, a similar material palette, and fin-like columns. In addition, the unique cladding of the building, a framework of shoji screen, represents a canvas – a warp and weft woven together to develop shifting patterns that create an artful representation of urban living. Each tower will be 33-stories tall and include approximately 486 apartments with commercial and public art space on the ground floor.