Seattle Magazine

Emerging Metropolis

Seattle Magazine

October 2005

Urban Living Evolves in Downtown Seattle

The Experts Weigh In: Design “Consumers are becoming far more discerning and so the days of building production apartments sold as luxury condominiums are over. Builders are slowly realizing that good design- just as in the automobile and other design industries- results in enhanced value and repeat customers. The increasing constraints on floor space means tomorrow’s interior programs need to work harder to serve today’s urban lifestyles. That said, there’s always room to personalize an environment and that’s where the (design) trade will always have a role to play.” -Garret Cord Werner