This project included the construction of 202 units of independent
apartment style housing for students attending Seattle University. The
project was driven by the need SU had to build 400 new parking stalls
for the new Law School that was being built on campus.
Maria Barrientos worked with Seattle University to develop a
feasibility analysis and market study to ascertain whether the project
worked. The goal was to drive down the expense of building and
operating the parking garage by adding student-housing units above the
parking. The project was funded with tax-exempt bonds issued by the
State Housing Finance Commission.
Seattle University hired Lorig Associates to act as the developer for
the non-profit owner of the project. Maria Barrientos acted as the
Partner-in-charge and the project manager until the project financing