Runberg wins 7 Gold Nugget awards


The Sanctuary.

Four Seattle projects designed by Runberg Architecture Group won seven 2013 Gold Nugget Awards at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

The awards honor design and planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

The Sanctuary at 1841 16th Ave. on Capitol Hill was named the best residential project and best residential renovation. The team converted a century-old church into 12 townhouses with green features.

Expo and Lyric won awards of merit for mixed-use projects and best multifamily over 60 units per acre.


The Lyric.

Expo is a six-story apartment complex at 118 Republican St. on Lower Queen Anne. It has a large public area and streetscape improvements. The units are studios, one and two-bedrooms, and lofts.

The Lyric is a 235-unit apartment complex at 215 10th Ave. E. on Capitol Hill that combines brick with contemporary materials. Amenities include a fitness center and yoga room.


The Expo.

Remnants of the terra cotta facade from an old building on the site were used in the courtyard fountain.

Ballard Tallman at 5343 Tallman Ave. N.W. won an award of merit for best on-the-boards mixed-use project. Construction will start in the fall on the seven-story complex with 303 units and sustainable features.

Belfor Construction developed The Sanctuary and Belfor Construction/First Church, LLC built it. Cascade Design Collaborative was the land planner and Robin Chell Design did the interior design.

Burkheimer Family LLC and Essex Property Trust developed Expo and Exxel Pacific built it. Berger Partnership was the land planner and Robin Chell Design was the interior designer.

SRM Construction developed and built The Lyric. Berger Partnership was the land planner and NAC|Architecture was the interior designer.

Equity Residential is developing Ballard Tallman. Karen Kiest|Landscape Architects is the land planner and Robin Chell Design is the interior designer.

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