Project Overview

To enrich the lived experience in the Marymoor Arts District.

Spectra Apartments is the first Mixed-Use Apartments project to emerge from the newly created Marymoor Arts District in the city of Redmond, WA. Located directly adjacent to the new light rail extension station into Redmond, vibrant existing retail, and the existing East Lake Sammamish Trail that that is a part of the Locks to Lakes Corridor that connects the Burke-Gilman, Sammamish River, Marymoor Connector, and Issaquah-Preston Trails, and links Seattle to Redmond, the Spectra project serves as a gateway into a neighborhood that is in high demand for better quality activated pedestrian spaces, amenities, and multi-modal connectivity.


Redmond, WA


Quarterra Multifamily

Design Partner

Encore Architects


Serving as Spectra’s central spine and east / west connection as a major neighborhood thoroughfare through the site to the East Lake Sammamish Trail, the promenade is activated by a series of nodes and spaces featuring art from local artists, seating steps, accent paving, indoor-outdoor connections to the bike lounge, game lounge, and residential lobbies, bike parking and repair stations, and pedestrian-scale lighting. Lush planters with allees of gingko trees enhance the promenade experience while a grove of river birches frame the central seat steps and sculptural art piece that serves as a focal point for the community.

Live and Enjoy the Outdoors

Spectra provides easy access to the pedestrian / bike trail to the east and the future East Link station to the north, but also provides a multitude of amenity spaces to support the three residential buildings.

Fully equipped with a pool and hot tub, multiple grill stations, fire pit lounges and various lounge rooms that allow for larger and smaller groups to gather and enjoy the space at the same time, the central pool courtyard serves as a main amenity gathering space for residents as the heart of the community.

A roof terrace at the west building provides expansive views to the cascade mountains and flows into the amenity lounge and terrace on the north end. An amenity courtyard at the east building provides a quieter experience with lush plantings, private patios, and a smaller gathering space with a grill station and fire pit lounge. A garden terrace at the west building features soft planted mounds of grasses, perennials, and trees that provide privacy for the unit patios.

Multiple community gardens fully equipped with custom sheds, irrigation, and composting bins are provided. Supporting young families with children, a Bright Horizons daycare facility is planned to open in the west building with early learning playgrounds that will support the growth and development of infants to school-age children with sensory butterfly gardens, sand play, musical instruments, and play climber structures.