WINNER: Best 55+ Multifamily Development
Nominated by: The Wolff Company
Location: Issaquah, WA
Developer: The Wolff Company
Architect: VIA Architecture
General Contractor: Exxel Pacific
Interior Designer: Private Label International
Project Website: www.revelissaquah.com
Revel Issaquah is a new senior housing development in the quickly expanding city of Issaquah. The community is made up of a single five-story building with 146 apartments and multiple amenity spaces, offering residents and their families a premier option for independent living. The six-acre site is surrounded by mountain and Lake Sammamish views.
It is situated along a slope that extends from the road above to the nearby Schneider Creek. The creek and surrounding protected wetland expanse have been restored with enhanced landscaping buffers and connections to the neighboring multifamily apartments, Anthology, giving the larger development a truly mixed generation feel.
The building comprises two wings with axes running parallel to the site contours, stepping down with the slope. The north wing comprises four stories of residential apartments over a single-story parking structure and an indoor heated, saltwater pool and spa. The south wing comprises five stories of senior residential units. Both wings are connected by social spaces featuring a warm and inviting lobby, restaurant dining, fitness room, salon, theater and more.
The building entry plaza is located on the western edge of the site along a new, more person-oriented neighborhood street and provides site access and connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods. With 110 parking stalls, including 78 surface stalls and 32 located within a parking structure below the housing units, accessing this new development is made simple and unobtrusive.
Revel was designed and constructed using sustainable strategies that primarily focused on the area’s vibrant woods and expansive wetlands. The site design incorporates significant restoration with native planting along the creek buffer and within the more formal planting design adjacent to the buildings. The design incorporates a mix of native, drought tolerant and adaptive species, trees and bulbs, and provides seasonal interest though foliage variations.