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Housing Hope’s Twin Lakes Landing Opens to Fifty Homeless Families

Posted December 19th, 2017 by HKP Architects

HKP Architects and Designs Northwest teamed up to design this six building campus in the city of Marysville with 50 one and two bedroom apartments units for Housing Hope. Housing Hope’s mission is to promote and provide affordable housing and tailored services to reduce homelessness and poverty for residents of Sno­homish County and Ca­mano Island.  This project utilizes modular construction and is the largest modular affordable housing project in western Washington.

The central Community Building includes four residential units, an Adult Training space, a Children’s Room, the central laundry, and Housing Hope’s on-site manager and staff offices.  There is a community garden, playground and dog-walking areas.  The site is directly adjacent to Gissberg Twin Lakes, and the units and common grounds have sweeping views of the lakes, mountains and forest surroundings.

“Despite a challenging budget situation from the beginning, we were able to work with Housing Hope to keep the critical design elements that make a place more than merely shelter – a place that encourages community engagement, changes how people feel about their situation and improves the way a child sees the world.  We’re so thrilled to play a very small part in solutions for this pressing challenge facing all of our communities,” said Julie Blazek, Partner at HKP Architects.


Design Team:

Architectural                             HKP Architects/Designs Northwest

Structural                                   Lund Opsahl

Mechanical                                Harris Group

Electrical                                    Interface

Civil                                              Harmsen & Associates

Landscape                                 MIG | SvR Design Company

Geotechnical                            Geotest

Cost Estimator                         Rider Levett Bucknall

Hardware                                   Adams Consulting and Estimating

Modular Construction         Guerdon Modular Buildings

General Contractor               Synergy Construction


Link to Marysville Globe article published December 11, 2017:

Link to King 5 news story published December 14, 2017


HKP architects is a full-service award winning architectural design firm with offices in Mount Vernon and Seattle, Washington, serving public and private clients throughout Washington State since 1952.

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Photo credit:    HKP Architects (first photo), Housing Hope (second and third photos)