Seattle Filipino Community Village architects win design award
Rolluda Architects in Seattle won second place in the 2022 Affordable Housing Architecture & Design Awards for the new Filipino Community Village project that firm designed.
The annual awards hosted by Senior Housing News feature 15 categories including Affordable Housing, Assisted Living, International, and Hospice.
Rolluda Architects in 2019 partnered with HumanGood, Beacon Development and the Filipino Community of Seattle to design the mixed-use Filipino Community Village in Seattle, Washington.
The $24.1-million Filipino Community Village has 95 apartments for low-income seniors 55+, an Innovation Learning Center for youth, and a small parking lot. It opened its doors to residents in 2021.
“This project hit home and my heart,” Alex Rolluda, President of Rolluda Architects, told HumanGood. “The adjacent Filipino Community Center was frequented by my parents back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Everyone there was our Tito or Tita (uncle or aunt), we felt safe and at home.”
HumanGood and Filipino Community Village recently released a multi-award-winning documentary about the building’s cultural mural, painted by internationally renowned Filipino artist Eliseo Art Silva.