Wayde Tardif

Wayde Tardif

Seattle, WA, US


Making of an Icon

This study, for a 490,000 sf | 45,500 sqm tower in a prominent location in Seattle for New York Based Douglaston Development, is intended as an iconic intervention into a part of the city where development of this type has not occurred in many years. As a project for the established NYC developer, the project represents a new segue into the market with Residential, Hospitality and Retail programming, helping anchor an important urban corner and create a new “place” in the city for upscale urban living and a destination for the sophisticated traveler.

Establishing an architectural theme for each respective element, Residential, Hospitality and Retail was important in establishing a dialogue to create hierarchy and an understanding of the project’s individual elements as discrete entities, juxtaposed with its complex urban context and dizzying scales. 

The three governing scales that makes good architecture a good citizen of a city are: Pedestrian, Urban Room and Skyline   

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Seattle, WA, US
My Role: Design Lead