By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor
Seattle—Cornish College of the Arts will hold a ground breaking ceremony today to kick off its newest project, a 20-story residence hall and learning center located at 2025 Terry Avenue in Seattle. The new structure will replace two residence halls that are currently in use by Cornish students. Completion of the project is expected by fall of 2015.
“This new building will give our incoming students a beautiful new place to live and learn right in the very heart of our downtown campus,” says Cornish College President Nancy Uscher.
The new building will stand at 20 stories in height, with 16 floors providing rooms for residences and live-in apartments. The remaining floors will include 16,000 square feet to be used for classes, workshops and other on-site learning activities. Amenities will include a community kitchen, great room, fitness and media studios and laundry areas, as well as live-in apartments for the supervisory staff and office space for the Housing Residential Life and Student Affairs offices.
While the building will primarily be geared to serve Cornish Students, it will also be available to students that attend nearby City University as a result of a lease agreement between the two schools.
The Capstone Development Partners project was designed by architecture firm Ankrom Moisan and the Howard S. Wright will serve as general contractor for the construction.
Residents will enjoy a location that boasts a Walk Score of 97, a Transit Score of 100 and a Bike Score of 87. The building’s location in the Denny Triangle neighborhood is walking distance to an assortment of transit options including the South Lake Union Street Car, and an assortment of Zipcar stations.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Cornish College to create a residence hall that will enhance the on-campus experience for both its new and returning students,” says Capstone Principal Bruce McKee.