Nolan Apartments

Seattle, WA

Project Stats

Our Role: The Ashley & Vance Engineering team worked closely with the owner and project architect to develop an efficient, robust, and constructible structural system. This was challenging due to the open courtyard, high dead load, high live load, high seismic requirements, green roof, and tight site constraints. Building Specifications: 72,000 square feet includes 56 residential units in a seven-story building with 3 commercial spaces, indoor gym, study hall, interior courtyard, green roof, and decks.

Project Features:

  • Two post-tension concrete decks
  • LID green roof incorporated into the structural capacity analysis and design
  • Wood structure for top 5 stories
  • Zero-lot-line earthwork shoring with adjacent neighboring buildings
  • Steel-framed glass elevator


Architect: Caron Architecture

Contractor: Compass General Construction

Photos: Matthew Dula Photography