Recognition

Media Articles | Awards

Tonkin Architecture Media Articles


Vantage Point Senior Apartments

KCHA starts senior housing in Renton, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, August 11, 2013 | Read Article

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Village Green Senior Housing

Construction starting soon on Kingston senior apartments, Kitsap Sun, September 5, 2012 | Read Article

Senior Living Complex Set to Open in Kingston, Kitsap Sun, November 20, 2012 | Read Article

Senior apartments open in Kingston; filling up fast, Kingston Community News, Nov. 26, 2013 | Read Article

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Mercy Northwest Senior & Disabled Housing Renovations

199 affordable units get upgrades in Everett and Lynnwood complexes, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, March 25, 2015 | Read Article

Mercy Housing renovates three affordable apartment complexes, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, July 31, 2013 | Read Article

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Phyllis-Gutiérrez Kenney Place at Magnuson Park

Sand Point housing dedication is today, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, May 21, 2014 | Read Article

Solid Ground starting 54 housing units in 2 buildings at Sand Point, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, December 4, 2012 | Read Article

Solid Ground to build more apartments at Sand Point, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 2, 2012 | Read Article

Solid Ground will build 56 units at Sand Point, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, September 30, 2011 | Read Article

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Evergreen Vista I

$14M rehab for Evergreen Vista I, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, May 23, 2012 | Read Article

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Brettler Family Place

Sand Point housing dedication is today, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, May 21, 2014 | Read Article

Project of the Week: Brettler Family Place, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, May 16, 2011 | Read Article

At Sand Point, a 51-unit complex houses formerly homeless families,
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 25, 2011 | Read Article

Solid Ground to build housing at Sand Point, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, November 26, 2008 | Read Article

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Lowry Community Center at Magnuson Park

Magnuson Park Housing gets 12 kilowatt solar system,
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, March 15, 2011 | Read Article

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Tamarack Place

Project of the Week: Tamarack Place, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, February 22, 2011 | Read Article

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Bay Vista Multifamily Housing

Bremerton housing authority finds local bidding climate has changed,
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, October 19, 2010 | Read Article

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Rainier Vista Master Plan

Civic Design Awards honor great design, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, May 26, 2010 | Read Article

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, March 8, 2010 | Read Article

First buildings ready at SHA’s Rainier Vista, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, December 10, 2004 | Read Article

Best of 2005 Washington: Rainier Vista Hope VI, Walsh Construction, Best Editor’s Choice, Northwest Construction | Read Article

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Guadalupe Vista

Project of the Week: Guadalupe Vista, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, March 1, 2010 | Read Article

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Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

Project of the Week:  Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, November 9, 2009 | Read Article

Housing authority finishes Delridge apartments, August 12, 2009 | Read Article

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Wiley Center

A $5M makeover transforms Wiley Center, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, July 6, 2007 | Read Article

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Tonkin Architecture Awards


Rainier Vista Master Plan and Redevelopment

  • AIA Washington 2010 Civic Design Merit Award
  • Seattle Light 2006 Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2007 Best Places to Live in Seattle

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Cornerstone Courtyard

  • 2009 – NAHRO Award for Architectural Design Excellence – Historic building renovation for the Spokane Housing Authority creating 50 units of housing for homeless and low income families

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Renovation of the Wiley Community Center

  • 2008 – NAHRO Award for Design Excellence – Renovation of the Boys & Girls Club, which was part of the planning and design for the Public Facilities, Open Spaces and  Public Housing in the central blocks at the Greenbridge HOPE VI Redevelopment, for King County Housing Authority, Washington State.
  • 2008 – NAHRO National Award of Merit
  • 2008 – Excellence in Building Green award from King County
  • 2008 – Excellence in Construction from Associated Buildings & Contractors of Western Washington
  • 2008 – Certificate of Merit:  BUILT GREEN 3-Star Rating

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Julie Apartments,/Urban Rest Stop

  • Puget Sound Regional Council, VISION 2020 Award

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Frye Hotel  Renovation

  • 2000 Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Award of Merit

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Washington School Rehabilitation

  • 1998 Washington State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Rehabilitation
  • 1998 Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Efforts in Preservation Design
  • 1998 Walla Walla 2000 Architectural Award for Outstanding Renovation, Restoration and Adaptive Reuse

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Wallingford Center

  • 1990 Award “Neighborhood Designs that Work” from the Seattle Design Commission
  • 1986 Award for Outstanding Merit from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
  • 1986 Associated General Contractor’s Award for Design & Construction Excellence

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Washington State Housing Finance Commission, 2003 “Friend of Housing Award”

Dedication and Commitment to Affordable Housing.


Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

1981 “Outstanding Individual Award” to Leslie Tonkin