Awards / News

Four SMR Projects Receive Gold Nugget Awards of Merit

Gold Nugget

May 2018

Judges for the 2018 Gold Nugget Awards have named SMR Architects as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. SMR Architects earned its merit honors for four affordable and supportive housing developments

DESC’s The Estelle and Plymouth Housing Group’s Plymouth on First Hill were selected as winners in the Best Supportive / Transitional Housing category, and Seattle Housing Authority’s Hoa Mai Gardens and Compass Housing Alliance’s Ronald Commons were recognized in the Best Affordable Housing Community (60 to 100 dwelling units per acre) category.

Chosen from the Merit Award winners, Grand Awards for each category will be announced on June 28th. Now in its 55th year, the Gold Nugget Awards is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. Winners this year were chosen from over 700 entries from around the world. Click Here to Read More


Grand Opening of DESC’s The Estelle

EstelleFebruary 2018

SMR celebrated the grand opening of DESC’s The Estelle on February 27, 2018. Located in Rainier Valley, The Estelle provides permanent supportive housing for 91 formerly homeless men and women living with serious mental illness or other disabling conditions. A result of a unique partnership between DESC and Harborview Medical Center, The Estelle provides supportive housing and quality healthcare within the same building. 15 units are dedicated to people exiting the hospital with healthcare needs that exceed the services offered in conventional residential care systems, and on-site healthcare services is available to all residents. Click Here to Read More


Employees Participate in Count Us In

Count Us In 2018_webJanuary 2018
King County Point In Time Count

SMR Architects participated again this year in the Point In Time Count for King County. The count, which took place in the early hours of Friday, January 26th, is an annual effort to collect data on people currently living unsheltered in our community. Click Here to Read More


SMR Receives Friend of Housing Award

Friend of Housing Award

October 2017

SMR Architects was honored to receive a Friend of Housing Award by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission during an awards ceremony held on October 3, 2017 in conjunction with the Housing Washington Conference. Since 1994, the Commission has honored individuals or organizations who have made exceptional contributions to creating or supporting affordable housing in the state. Click Here to Read More


Grand Opening of Hoa Mai Gardens

HMG Grand Opening

September 2017

SMR attended the grand opening of the Seattle Housing Authority’s Hoa Mai Gardens on September 29, 2017. Located between the Yesler Community Center and Yesler Hillclimb, Hoa Mai Gardens is a three-building, 111-unit family housing development and is the third new building in the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace. SMR Architects served as the architect of record, and our employees donated books to create a small library in the building’s community room.


Plaza Roberto Maestas Receives VISION 2040 Award

Plaza Roberto Maestas

September 2017

The Puget Sound Regional Council awarded Plaza Roberto Maestas with a VISION 2040 Award on September 26, 2017. SMR is proud to have been a project partner with El Centro de la Raza on this innovative and nationally recognized development.

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