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October 25, 2021


Photos from Spectrum Development Solutions LLC
The Stateside housing project at 929 N State St. in Bellingham was developed to serve Western Washington University students, faculty and professionals.

The 270,000-square-foot complex includes two mid-rise buildings with 164 furnished units and 513 beds. Units range from studios to six-bedroom suites. It includes commercial spaces, a learning resource center, social lounge, group study room, sky study lounge, courtyard and a coffee bar. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center, a community kitchen for group meals and healthy cooking classes, bike workshop and storage room, and a rooftop lounge area with a vegetable garden.

To encourage students not to drive cars, the project includes 392 bike stalls — 50% more than required by city code. It is equipped with a bike wash and repair station.

Stateside is the first project in Bellingham to achieve Fitwel building certification. It is also expected to achieve LEED gold.

Owner: Laird Norton Properties

Developer: Spectrum Development Solutions

Architect, landscape architect, interior design: Mithun

Contractor: Exxel Pacific

Structural engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Civil engineer: Herrera Environmental Consultants

MEP, lighting design, LEED consulting: Rushing Company

Building envelope consultant: 4EA Building Science

Acoustical consultant: A3 Acoustics,

Accessibility consultant: Endelman & Assoc.

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