Madison, WI
Provided architectural design services for a 52-unit luxury apartment building with 10,000 sq. ft. of commercial space

West Washington Place

Madison, WI

Located on the site of the former historic The Hotel Washington, West Washington Place is a renovated mixed-use building consisting of 52-luxury apartments ranging from studios to 3-bedroom with 10,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on the first floor. 

Nestled between two historic City of Madison landmarks, the design team was challenged with designing a building that seamlessly weaves into the existing fabric of the city. To accomplish this, the exterior integrates the use of brick and stone with classical design elements to be reminiscent of previous buildings on the site. This building is also located on a direct route to the State’s Capitol, so great consideration was taken to ensure the façade appropriately represented the City of Madison.

The interiors wanted to be youthful and modern while also playing homage to The Hotel Washington. In the lobby, the carpet has a distorted design echoing elements of classic oriental rugs, while the porcelain tile used has a repetitive pattern imitating vintage tin ceilings. Both the carpet and tile create a historic ambiance while remaining modern.  A neutral color palette of white, grey, and black was also used to create a clean and fresh environment that emphasizes the modernity of the design.

The building incorporates a variety of amenities for residents including community spaces, two fitness studios, private meeting rooms, a dog wash station, and a rooftop deck with an indoor/outdoor fireplace offering generous views of the State’s Capitol building.