Phyllis Gutiérrez-Kenney Place at Magnuson Park

Client:  Solid Ground

Contractor: Walsh Construction

Funding: Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Washington State Housing Trust Fund, Seattle Housing Levy

Project Description: Located within the Sand Point Historic District and part of the 1993 Sand Point Housing Master Plan, this new brick structure provides studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments for 39 formerly homeless families. The architectural challenge on this project was to design a new building that was aesthetically compatible with the adjacent historic masonry barracks yet functionally modern, environmentally sensitive and energy efficient. The L-shaped building forms two sides of a large south facing courtyard with a landscaped brick patio and provides an inviting, sunny outdoor space for residents to gathering and play. The south facade features passive solar sun shades to reduce summer heat gain.