Welcome to Cornish Commons



Cornish Commons opening in August 2015 and is located in the heart of South Lake Union.
Cornish Commons opening in August 2015 and is located in the heart of South Lake Union.

Be Part of the Cornish Commons Community

Live, work, and play at Cornish Commons, a state-of-the-art 20-story residence hall. This new residential community is located in the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, just steps from your classes,  Nellie’s Café, theaters, galleries, parks, restaurants and much more. Designed for you, Cornish Commons features plenty of space and special amenities that allow you to create and perform without ever stepping outside. You can use Cornish Commons as a launching pad to explore all Seattle has to offer.

 

Make new connections for your future right here. Just walk out the door of your room to engage with fellow artists and performers at Cornish as well as students from nearby City University. By making Cornish Commons your home, you will find the space and the place to create and build lifelong friendships.

View of the Space Needle and Elliott Bay from the 20th floor open-air atrium.
View of the Space Needle and Elliott Bay from the 20th floor open-air atrium.

Enjoy Everything Cornish Commons Has to Offer

Cornish Commons is across the street from Cornish College of the Arts' Main Campus Center and Nellie’s Café in the heart of downtown Seattle. From the first floor to the 20th, this brand new building provides places for you to do the serious work you have come to do. The ground floor “living room” features a fireplace and information desk that will be staffed 24-hours a day, along with meeting spaces. The first floor is also home to the office of Student Life for Cornish College of the Arts. The floor above features four large theater classroom spaces, an additional lounge and conference space for students and faculty to work on artistic and community activities.

 

The residence hall occupies the fourth through 19th floors and features a variety of single, double, and triple rooms (all having private baths) housing a community of 430 students. The 20th floor is reserved just for you and your fellow residents. With amazing views in all directions, you have complete access to a shared full kitchen, open art studio, TV lounge, game room with a fireplace, fitness center, dance studio, laundry facility, and an open-air atrium.

20th floor lounge. Featuring a fireplace, community kitchen, games, laundry, exercise facilities, art studio/practice rooms, and outdoor deck.
20th floor lounge. Featuring a fireplace, community kitchen, games, laundry, exercise facilities, art studio/practice rooms, and outdoor deck.

 Find Your Place in the Cornish Community

We have created spaces in Cornish Commons that meet the diverse needs of students. Each residential floor includes a community lounge for students to gather and connect. Each room includes a full bath (sink, toilet, shower, tub), and all new furnishings, including extra long bed and mattress, dresser, desk, hutch, and filing cabinet. Each room features overhead lighting, individual heating, and security windows opening to fresh air. Some rooms feature a kitchenette with a refrigerator, stove, sink, microwave and cupboards.