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May 6, 2022


Photo courtesy of Taide Pham
The classic Tudor style of Aegis of Greenwood was inspired by surrounding homes in the Green Lake, Ballard and North Seattle neighborhoods.

Aegis of Greenwood

Location: Seattle

Contractor: Phampena

Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects

Team: Cement Masons and Plasterers Local 528; Evergreen Building Products; Sto Corp.

Aegis, an assisted-living home for seniors, is a classic Tudor-inspired structure. This newly constructed building is five stories with 97 assisted-living units and amenity spaces.

The Tudor style was inspired by the surrounding homes in the Green Lake, Ballard and North Seattle neighborhoods. There are many architectural details involved that represent this style, such as multiple exterior claddings including brick, stucco and siding. The steeply pitched roof with the multiple overlapping, front-facing gables of varying heights is another easily recognizable Tudor feature.

The multiple trades on the job made coordination and sequencing crucial for each task. There were situations where the unpredictability of task completion by other trades caused roadblocks and resulted in multiple trips as one trade waited for another trade’s completion.

Every stucco panel between the trim had to be independent in lieu of continuous stucco and trim over it. This meant casing out and creating the proper depth for each stucco panel, which required more masking, protection and caulking joints.

At a time when the entire construction industry was affected by material shortages, it made it increasingly difficult to get materials delivered quickly. Phampena did its best to order ahead of time and keep the schedule on course for a successful completion.

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