The Astro on Queen Anne
Back to the Future: “Jetson” aesthetic for Seattle mixed-use building
Inspired by Googie architectural style, the Astro Apartments expresses the modern aesthetic reminiscent of the 1962 World’s Fair. It’s appropriately applied since the six-story building is within walking distance of the iconic Seattle Center. Cantilevered cornices, sculptural precast concrete columns, and interior finishes accentuate mid-century modern form.
DCI designed the mixed-use building’s framing system which includes five, wood framed residential levels providing 212 apartments. The engineers reviewed and verified the concrete strength of 11,000-sf of street level commercial space and two levels of below-grade parking.
- Stylized butterfly roof for the penthouse; cantilevered cornices; and sculptural precast concrete columns.
- Rooftop sky lounge and private courtyards offer views of the downtown skyline and the Puget Sound.
- Two-story lobby creates a transparent base.
- Blends in with the mid-century aesthetic of the nearby Seattle Center.
- Two levels of below-grade parking.