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September 16, 2015
Three Seattle projects designed by Runberg Architecture Group won 2015 Gold Nugget Awards at the Pacific Coast Builder Conference.
Nine and Pine won a grand award as the best multifamily project with over 60 dwelling units per acre. Stack House Apartments was honored with a grand award for being the best sustainable community, and the neighboring Supply Laundry Building won a merit award as the best sustainable commercial project.
Seattle-based Runberg said in a press release that it has won over 25 grand and merit awards from the housing organization in its 17-year history.
Teutsch Partners developed and owns Nine and Pine, which has 74 apartments at Ninth Avenue and Pine Street. There also is street level retail space, and a tri-level, semi-automated car parking system.
Runberg said the 13,335-square-foot project fills a gap in downtown's retail corridor that had been vacant. The site has been challenging for developers because it is over a bus tunnel.
The judges noted the use of first floor trusses to bridge over the tunnel, as well as the car stacking system, Runberg said.
Stack House Apartments at 1280 Harrison St. was developed by Vulcan Real Estate.
Stack House is certified LEED platinum. It has 278 apartments, 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and open space. The complex combines two new mixed-use buildings with the restored Supply Laundry Building, a Seattle landmark that was finished in 1925.
Vulcan converted the Supply Laundry Building to offices and restaurants. Runberg said the goal was to reduce energy use to 60 percent below the national baseline for office space while meeting federal rehabilitation standards.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management now owns Stack House and Supply Laundry.
The Gold Nugget Awards draw entries from around the world.
Runberg Architecture Group has designed more than 10,000 housing units.