May 18, 2017
Vulcan opens U District apartments

Vulcan’s Augusta Apartments has opened at 4041 Roosevelt Way N.E. in the University District.

The seven-story building has 208 units and 3,600 square feet of retail, with shared spaces such as a roof deck, courtyard, study area, fitness center and sports court.

Augusta is named after Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, a British mathematician who is widely regarded as the world’s first computer programmer.

The building sits on the former site of Computer Center Corp., a 1960s start-up where Paul Allen and Bill Gates honed their programming skills. Vulcan said in a press release that Allen’s personal connection to the site led the company to buy it in 2001.

Vulcan commissioned a mural by local artist Kyler Martz that depicts Augusta Ada Byron — who was bedridden as a child — looking out her window. The background reflects her love of astronomy and mathematics, and references Note G, the computer program she developed, and the PDP-10 computer that Allen and Gates first used at CCC.

Augusta was designed by Runberg Architecture Group and constructed by Exxel Pacific. It is targeting LEED gold certification as well as Salmon-Safe accreditation.

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