WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 22, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Stadium Place, an apartment community in Seattle, was named Multifamily Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as part of the association’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards. The winning community, which also won Best High-Rise Apartment Community (10-plus stories), was selected by judges from the winners of the developer awards.
“Stadium Place, with its two distinct towers representing both the historic and modern elements of the area, is a community that appeals to people of all ages,” W. Dean Henry, CEO of Legacy Partners Residential in Foster City, Calif., and chairman of NAHB’s Multifamily Leadership Board. “Residents of this property have access to a wide variety of amenities and local transportation, which makes this community even more desirable for those who live there. Congratulations to Stadium Place on this well-deserved award.”
The award, sponsored by Mohawk/Dal-Tile, is a top honor in NAHB’s prestigious Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards program, which annually recognizes the one community among all winners in the community developer categories that not only demonstrates excellence in innovative design and construction, but also displays the sort of attention to detail that exemplifies a superior development.
Stadium Place includes two mixed-use buildings that stitch together the historic Pioneer Square, International and Stadium Entertainment districts. “The Nolo” is an 11-story, 163-unit loft-style apartment complex and “The Wave” is a modern, upscale 26-story apartment tower with 333 residential units. Both buildings are above a retail and parking podium and offer indoor-outdoor open space amenities for residents, including a 5th-floor terrace where The Nolo and The Wave meet, and roof terraces with unparalleled views.
The design of the glass and steel Wave tower is divided into boxes of two-to-four-stories stacked on top of each other – but some boxes overhang while others pull back. The adjacent Nolo tower blends with the urban scale of the neighborhood and incorporates the more traditional brick material used nearby, in keeping with examples of some of the turn-of-the-century commercial buildings in the district.
The development also features a rooftop urban garden so on-site restaurants can provide fresh, local and sustainable food throughout the year.
A panel of multifamily development and design experts also selected winners in 29 other categories from excellence in building and marketing to individual and corporate achievement. Winners from all categories were recognized in a virtual awards ceremony last week. To see the virtual ceremony, complete with pictures, commentary, sponsors and the full list of winners, visit: nahb.org/multifamilypillarsawards.