Bellingham, Washington

NXNW Student Housing

Residential Project

NXNW Student Housing is a student housing development on a fully fenced, access controlled 15.25 acre site near Western Washington University’s campus. The $32 million project features 13 four-story wood framed apartment buildings, totaling 249 units, and a clubhouse with amenities. Each of the 649 bedrooms has its own private bathroom.

Surrounding the site is a wetland and creek buffer, requiring all work to be completed within the Department of Fisheries fish buffer.

Using value engineering, Dawson was able to  save $4 million, which was reinvested into the project. The project was completed and opened to students an entire school season earlier than expected.

client: CAV-CORE Bellingham, LLC

architect: GC&A Coursey Architects