Hobson Place

Seattle, WA

The first permanent supportive housing project in Washington to earn Passive House certification, Hobson Place combines safe, sustainable living with  healthcare services

  • PHIUS+ 2018 pre-certified
  • Evergreen Sustainability Development Standard (ESDS)
  • Bioretention planters
  • High-efficiency LED lighting and occupancy sensors
  • Energy recovery ventilators
  • Winner: 2023 WASLA Professional Award of Merit - General Design, Public Ownership

  • Winner: 2023 AGC Build Washington Construction Excellence Award- Private Building, $20M-$50M

  • Winner: 2022 NAIOP Night Of The Stars, Affordable Housing Development of The Year

Hobson Place, located in South Seattle, is the downtown Emergency Service Center's (DESC) latest housing development for those transitioning from chronic homelessness and is one of many affordable housing projects O'Brien360 has worked on with DESC. Hobson Place provides residents with safe, permanent, sustainable, supportive housing and a suite of health care services. O'Brien360 provided new building commissioning and ESDS performance verification for the project and supported its participation in the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle - King County (HDC) Exemplary Building Program.

Hobson Place received funding from the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, including an additional Ultra-High Energy Efficiency (UHEE) grant for pursuing passive house certification (PHIUS+ 2018) for the building's residential portion. Hobson Place is the first permanent supportive housing project in Washington state to earn Passive House certification. Hobson Place was completed in two phases, and in January 2022 had its final phase grand opening. Watch it here