The Orion

The Orion

Urban Edge Connectivity: Mixed-use blends in with SLU work/life neighborhood

The Orion is a seven-story mixed-use building with 129 residential units, two levels of below-grade parking with a total of 109 parking stalls, and a rooftop deck. The building contains 5,791-sf of retail space on the street level. The top residential floor consists of two-story units featuring lofts and private roof decks. 

DCI was the structural engineer of record for the primary lateral and gravity systems of the CIP and PT concrete building. The team designed a balloon framing system for the mezzanine level. They provided construction support and detailed clarifications for the contractor when inquiries about floor or ceiling penetrations and connection assembly sequences were raised.

Project Highlights

  • Installed balloon framing at the mezzanine level for efficient construction productivity.
  • The top residential floor consists of two-story units featuring lofts and private roof decks.
  • Includes a roof deck facing Denny Park.
  • Building aligned with John Street, a designated pedestrian-friendly green street by the City of Seattle.
  • Building owners are targeting LEED certification for the building.

Awards

  • 2016 Gold Nugget Merit Award, “Best on the Boards for 50 Units per acre”
Location: 
Seattle, Washington
Square Feet: 
157,592-SF
Stories: 
7
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Steel
Unreinforced Masonry
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Residential

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