Bill Hobson Place

(Phase 2)

Project Details

Developer: DESC

Architect: Runberg Architecture Group

General Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Development Consultants: Lotus Development Partners
MEP Consulting Engineer: Rushing Company
SF: 44,068 sq ft

Residents: Formerly homeless adults
Units: 92 studio apartments, average unit size 348 sq ft 

Expected Completion: Fall 2021
Location: Seattle, WA

Energy Performance Target: Modeled energy performance target to comply with PHIUS+2018 criteria - 18 EUI. This modeled performance is 60% better than current Washington State Energy Code requirements.

DESC's Bill Hobson Place Phase 2 building is one of four initial pilot projects in Housing Development Consortium’s Exemplary Buildings Program. The Exemplary Buildings pilot is a regional collaborative effort working to create healthy, safe housing that is both affordable and ultra-efficient - while maximizing housing units produced. Project teams achieve this goal through the use of performance standards and building practices that reduce the overall premium (the additional costs of implementing ultra-efficiency) to the point where the premium can be financed through the operational savings generated by ultra-efficiency.

More information on the Exemplary Buildings Program can be found here.