Drake Condominium

Bellingham, Washington
Barkley Company and RMC Architects
Dates of Service: 2006-2008
Project Summary: RMC Architects of Bellingham prepared the construction documents for this new condominium/retail structure on the basis of an overall design provided by Mithun Partners Architects. The somewhat unusual configuration of the building included a concrete base structure of ground-level retail spaces with a garage above this and three levels of wood-framed residential condominium units on top.
Exterior envelope systems included double-layer sub-grade wall waterproofing, panelized metal and brick veneer claddings, residential and store-front windows, integral concrete waterproofing for the garage floor, and single-ply TPO low-slope roofing.
PL: BECS Services: PL:BECS provided services in two phases.
In the first phase, PL: BECS consulted RMC Architects in all aspects of the design, including the selection of exterior envelope systems and materials, detailing of all exterior components, specification review, and related services.
In the second phase, PL: BECS provided full services throughout the construction phase, including installation observation, product submittal and shop drawing reviews, window testing, and related services.  Dawson Construction built the project.

Services Provided by Drake Condominium

Placement and Building Design

The Drake Condominium is in a prime location, providing residents with easy access to the best the city has to offer in terms of attractions, dining, shopping, and nightlife. The structure is a shining example of the harmonious coexistence of modern aesthetics with traditional grandeur. The outer design features sleek lines, floor-to-ceiling windows, and premium materials, creating a striking facade.

Facilities & Conveniences

Numerous luxurious facilities and conveniences are available to residents of The Drake Condominium. As soon as you step into the grand lobby, you’ll feel the opulence and elegance. The condo features state-of-the-art exercise amenities like a fully equipped gym, a yoga studio, and a swimming pool, so residents can prioritize their health and well-being. A stylish lounge, private party rooms, and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas are also available for use by guests.

Layout and Construction

The Drake Condominium has several thoughtfully designed floor plans to choose from. Hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances are just a few of the high-end features found in each of these homes.

Lots of natural light floods the living rooms thanks to the enormous windows. The condo building offers a wide variety of living arrangements, from small studios to large penthouses, for those in the market for a new place to call home.

Confidentiality and Safety

The security of the inhabitants at Drake Condominium is a top priority. The facility is equipped with cutting-edge security measures, including 24-hour surveillance, keycard entry, and a staffed lobby. All residents and visitors will feel secure knowing this is in place.

Soundproofing and strategically positioned windows help keep outside noise to a minimum, and the layout was designed to maximize privacy.

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