Our Vision

It’s Wild in Here

We’ve always imagined 5 MLK as a beacon for a burgeoning neighborhood. It’s a place bursting with greenery and glowing with natural light. A place that invites community with public spaces, and incites creativity with art and architecture. A place where people can live, work, and thrive.

Biophilic Design

For thousands of years, humans have lived in concert with nature and, as a species, are much better at navigating under the stars than through city streets. This is the Biophilia Hypothesis—a field of science studying how people associate with nature and the health benefits that ensue.

Outdoor terraces create a cascading façade that mimics natural land forms.

The urban lifestyle has limited our access to nature, and therefore fresh air, natural light, and chance sightings of flora and fauna in a balanced ecosystem. At 5 MLK, we chose to embrace this limitation, and have embraced biophilic design principles throughout the building. Better health, less stress, improved productivity: These are just a few of the benefits of integrating the natural world into our built environment.


Backed by some of the most stringent certifications in the industry, 5 MLK is dedicated to the betterment of mind, body, and spirit through green and wellness initiatives.


Fitwel assesses the health-related opportunities that a building offers its inhabitants. We earned it by offering things like a fitness center, bike parking, operable windows, and membership to a CSA program, among other wellness programs.

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V4 is the latest and most rigorous LEED standard, requiring that we demonstrate measurable results over the lifecycle of the building.

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Salmon Safe

5 MLK is the first urban Salmon Safe project to manage virtually 100% of stormwater from the site to preserve local watersheds and restore the pre-development hydrology of the property.

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Artwork is an integral part of our design. We work with local artists to tell stories, draw connections, and to create work that is honest about the world we live in. The artwork in the building is about time and about our living world. We are honored to work with these incredible artists and we are thrilled to get to live alongside these pieces everyday.

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