Soaring above the intersection of Seattle’s Downtown and First Hill neighborhoods stands Ovation: a first-of-its-kind luxury apartment community offering elevated amenities and an artfully-infused aesthetic to residents and guests alike.
The 770,000-square-foot project includes two 32-story residential towers with 565 total residential units. It contains eight levels of underground parking for 387 vehicles, as well as 8,400 square feet of retail, office, and restaurant space. Further deepening its roots within the district, Ovation’s ample outdoor space weaves directly into that of Seattle’s Town Hall, creating a unified park experience for inhabitants, the public, and patrons of the municipal venue.
The complex’s dual towers each reflect a unique personality embodying various facets of the location and its history. A broad scope of amenities caters to residents’ urban and active lifestyles: rooftop terrace with pool, hot tub, fireplace lounge, coworking spaces with private workrooms, an expansive gym, two covered pet lounges with a grooming center, a movie theater, and more. Throughout these public areas, custom artwork packages showcase the talents of local artists.
Shepherding the efforts from construction documentation through completion, the team coordinated the logistics of several considerations, assured constructability, and saw the original design story through to fruition.
In several instances, real-time problem solving was applied to interpret, iterate, or evolve specific designs due to undocumented design intent, supply chain logistics, or discontinued elements. ADA regulations for lobby area stadium seating were redesigned from scratch. Custom millwork, initially incorrectly spec’d, was reimagined and rectified. Fixtures and finishes no longer available or disrupted delivery timelines were expertly reselected, assuring timely installation.
Blending in-depth understandings of functionality, execution, and elevated, detail-oriented user journey, MG2 used a light yet consistent touch throughout the interior design of Ovation, seeing it through to completion and a successful, on-time, and on-budget debut to the Seattle community.
Ovation was recently named as a finalist in NAIOP’s 2022 Night of the Stars for “High-Rise Residential Development of the Year”.