Blokable at Phoenix Rising


Blokable at Phoenix Rising is an all-electric permanent housing community in Auburn, Washington, that Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care will rent to residents who earn 30% to 50% of the area mean income. The project comprises two buildings with five studios and seven one-bedroom apartments. The buildings have a 50- to 100-year useful lifespan, a state-of-the-art steel structural system for seismic integrity, and independent energy recovery ventilation that maximizes energy efficiency and lowers utility costs. The full project cost to the State of Washington was $125,000 per door, less than half of the Seattle area’s average cost per door in a region that faces a severe shortage of affordable housing.

Designed by: Nelson Del Rio and Aaron Holm, Timothy Miller, and Luke Olszewski of Blokable

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