The M Residences

Seattle, WA

Contemporary, sustainable living in the heart of Seattle’s U-District, steps from light rail and the preeminent University of Washington


  • More than 50% of construction waste was diverted from landfills
  • Locally Sourced Materials
  • The wall and floor insulation contains post-consumer recycled glass
  • High-Efficiency fixtures and appliances
  • The building features low VOC wet materials, a continuous and quiet ventilation system, and formaldehyde-free wall insulation
  • Convenient recycling on each floor of the building, minimizing what’s sent to the landfill
  • Publicly accessible green space

O’Brien360 provided support, verification, and rating system certification services, including fundamental commissioning for the M, a 24-story tower in the heart of the U-District and one of the first high-rise towers to be developed in the area in more than 40 years. The 227-unit M offers fully furnished residences, panoramic views of the city, and ready access to shopping and dining on “The Ave” steps away from the University of Washington campus and

light rail. The development also includes publicly accessible green spaces, a rooftop lounge and patio, an exercise room, group and individual study areas for students, 5,575 sq. ft of retail/commercial space, 32 below-grade parking stalls, 63 bike stalls, and an adjacent pocket park. The M Residences completed construction in 2020 and achieved LEED v4 for Homes Gold certification in the fall of 2022.