Escala Residential Condominium

Seattle, WA | 2010

850,000 sq. ft. / 78,950 sq. meters

Architect: MulvannyG2 Architecture with Thoryk Architects

Key Personal: Greg Krape, Frank Lowe, David Glassman, Warren Pollock

The building, completed in 2010, has 31 stories above grade and 6 levels of below grade parking and a total height 100.6 metere / 330 ft. It houses 274 units ranging from 88 SM / 950 SF to 420 SM / 4,500 SF, and more than 2,200 SM / 25,000 SF of amenity space.The building has a special arrangement of units and elevators so that each elevator serves only two units on each floor. Exterior unit decks are unusually large at up to 33 SM | 300 SF. 

The building structure has no central core and utilized ultra high strength concrete. Escala is the first building in North America to use 100 ksi reinforcing steel. The result is a very economical concrete frame for a tall structure in a seismic region. The 6-level below grade garage is the deepest garage excavation in Seattle.