Skyline’s Olympic Tower marks a new era of luxury and comprehensive care for Seattle’s seniors. An expansion of the Transforming Age community, this new tower integrates people-focused programs that make this life care community an exceptional place to live.
Working with a small steeply-sloping site, Ankrom Moisan (AM) created a shared vision for the tower with Transforming Age, the city, and resident liaisons of the existing Skyline community. Rising 21-stories from Seattle’s prominent First Hill neighborhood, Olympic Tower is for seniors who seek rich, social and cultural experiences with breathtaking mountain and water views. Its luxury, elegance, and integrated amenities offer a quality of life that reflects the vision of our client to “transform the perception of age.”
Throughout design and construction, AM met with residents from the existing Skyline Cascade Tower, directly adjacent to the new tower, and utilized their feedback along with suggestions from potential new residents. AM pinpointed the most highly-valued features and programs that would best serve the needs of the two communities. A new performance hall, bistro, multiple dining options, and experiences they can share with friends were some of the primary requests from these surveys. With these key amenities in mind, AM developed a concept to unite the spaces throughout the entire high-rise and create a journey-like experience for residents.
Upon entering the Olympic Tower, the lobby reception greets residents and visitors with a two-story custom designed, back-lit glass feature resembling the area’s cascading waterfalls cutting through the spans of wood, recalling the scale of the region’s Douglas Fir trees.
The Sound Bite dining room offers beautiful city and Puget Sound views for residents while they enjoy fine dining.
The Skyline community proudly boasts the addition of their state-of-the art 5,000 ft² Pacific Performing Arts Hall on the ground floor.