KCHA Southridge Senior Housing Renovation

federal way, wa


King County Housing Authority

Square Footage:

28,700 SF

Construction Cost:

$1,025,000  Exterior Renovation



ARRA Federal Funded


In partnership with KCHA and W.G. Clark, ARC Architects designed an exterior upgrade to transform a 1960's single wythe brick block into a contemporary apartment building, which enhances the neighborhood fabric.  The design includes window replacement and new exterior cladding systems to alleviate moisture issues and provide needed insulation for tenants to reduce energy use and costs. ARC worked closely with the contractor and owner to design a system that is durable and cost effective. 
Capturing space between existing brick 'fins' with bay windows added square footage and natural daylight to each of the units.  The project was occupied during construction and required partnership in phasing and scheduling.  

The community building was also renovated for much needed space for families and children to meet together.

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