CVS Queen Anne
Seattle, WA


Schemata Workshop was engaged by a national developer after the developer's initial proposal for a single-use, prototypical retail pharmacy met fierce opposition from the community and the city. Schemata quickly forged a strong relationship with the community, associated architect and developer. Through extensive collaboration with the developer and neighborhood groups, CVS Queen Anne became a 3 story mixed-use building lauded by the community and the local design review board.

The design is inspired by the adjacent Seattle Center, Seattle’s finest assemblage of modernist design, and much beloved by the Queen Anne community. We ordered the design of the apartments and facades in a frame-and-infill, allowing the design to have a strong presence that reflects its prominent location. Floor to ceiling windows will allow for ample daylight and ventilation, and strategically located balconies reveal the frame and provide an extra amenity at premium locations.

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