2021 Gold Nugget Awards Winners Book



Solis’ design concept was to provide sustainable, ultra energy-efficient, luxury living in the heart of one of Seattle’s most vibrant and walkable neighborhoods. Thanks to ambitious project goals for the outset, Solis has become state’s largest Passive House (PH) certified multifamily building! It achieves dramatic reductions in energy use – 50% below the US multi-family median and scoring a perfect EnergyStar 100 – for a mere 5% above conventional construction It achieves this by using conventional materials in innovative ways including pairing an enhanced building enclosure with a top-notch mechanical system for exceptionally comfortable and healthy units.

Lush landscaping extends into an open-air residential lobby and exterior feature stair, creating an indoor/outdoor experience and reducing heating/cooling loads. A patterned screened “jewelbox” strikingly marks the building’s open-air entry court, creating a welcoming indoor/outdoor restaurant space. The roof provides an extensively landscaped deck with panoramic views of the Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier. While it was a risky proposition to pursue the first passive house project of this size in the region, Solis achieves what no one thought possible and sets a new standard for what all new multifamily development can, and should be.

GRAND AWARD for Multi-Family Solis Seattle, WA Builder: CascadeBuilt Developer: SolTerra Architect/Designer: Weber Thompson Planner: David Landry

Landscape Design: Weber Thompson Civil Engineer: Decker Consulting Engineers Interior Designer: Weber Thompson Photographer: Meghan Montgomery / Built Work Photography



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