Rainier View Apartments
Fife, Washington

The project is a fifty-unit affordable apartment building for seniors completed in Fall 2007. The design is the result of working closely with prospective residents, city planning officials, the general contractor, and members of the adjacent Korean Catholic Church. Common spaces are light-filled and include community spaces with kitchen, lounge, classrooms, laundry facilities, ornamental and productive gardens. Sustainable features include construction waste recycling program, locally-sourced materials, energy efficient appliances and lighting, natural ventilation, low voc paints and carpets. The three story building takes advantage of views to Mount Rainier.

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