The Carter

7508 159th Pl NE - Redmond, WA
Project Details
Square Footage
226,000 GSF
Fall 2016
April 2018
Project Team
WG Clark Co.
Interior Designer

Carve Out Your Ideal Living Space

The Carter on the Park is re-shaping an under-utilized section of downtown Redmond to bring a perfect balance of urban living and a connection to nature. The project was inspired by Dudley Carter, a renowned artist and wood carver. It provides the opportunity to tell the story of Mr. Carter through building massing, exterior architectural expression, interior design concepts and art selection. Particularly noteworthy is the concept of carving. Multi-colored cement board paneling creates the “bark” of a tree that is then “carved,” revealing red slices at the soffits and walls as the façade cuts back to reveal T&G cedar and lap siding.

Large parking requirements and a high-water table created challenges, but the project used this restriction to create a large central courtyard with an urban forest and a Rookery Overlook to connect residents to the adjacent city park – a former Heron Rookery - and bike path. The City also requires a large amount of bike parking, enclosed here in an airy space faced by large scale louvers that front a pedestrian court leading to the park. Proud to be LEED Gold certified, The Carter is the result of thoughtful collaboration between the owner, designers, engineers and contractors.

  • Curb Appeal2018 Emerald Award
    The Carter was recognized for its outstanding Curb Appeal in 2018 (Mid/High Rise). The Emerald Award for Curb Appeal recognizes the on-site community’s collaboration and overall effort to create exceptional curb appeal and their ability to showcase the community.
  • LEED Gold Certified
    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high‐performance green homes, including: affordable housing, custom designs, urban apartments and lofts in historic buildings.