Funded through the City of Seattle Office of Housing and tax credit financing and HUD, this six-story structure is the third building on the Northaven campus. Northaven West integrates common spaces and a communal terrace with an outdoor mews designed to link with the existing independent living tower and assisted living community. VIA studied several urban campus options with Northaven and neighboring stakeholders, examining the existing sites with alternatives to integrate new development that could consist of a neighborhood seniors day center, medical and dental services, workforce and market housing, and outdoor spaces that promote wellness and bring together the neighborhood community. These exercises assisted the client in determining what they wanted and the best use of their site to expand their facilities on their campus.
In partnership with Northaven, the team developed a new independent living building which includes 82 living units for Human Good, a non-profit developer of senior housing focused upon redefining the meaning of aging well.