Aegis Queen Anne Galer
Assisted Living + Memory Care
Aegis’ project in the Queen Anne neighborhood just north of downtown Seattle is located close to parks, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities in the Upper Queen Anne Residential Urban Village. Aegis Living set out to develop 57 assisted living apartment homes that focus on residents with varying degrees of memory issues and includes one specialized floor programmed to serve residents with memory care needs that demand higher acuity care. Outdoor roof terraces are provided for both the assisted living and memory care residents.
The ground floor is mixed-use, and is activated by resident-serving common areas such as dining, a grand parlor, and an in-house bistro. A neighborhood scale public-use retail space and a café are featured near the corner of W Galer Street and 3rd Avenue W. Other activity rooms, such as a theater, classrooms, spa/massage, a library and a brain gym are located one floor below the street-level floor; all meals are provided for residents and served in a group dining room, and each assisted living apartment also has a small kitchenette. The project includes a signature public market area that serves as a therapeutic space focused on memory care residents.
VIA led the contract rezoning process and the architectural design, interior design and managing the design-bid-build.