A full-block multi-family development focused on sustainability and reflecting a San Juan Islands retreat
South Lake Union has been one of the busiest development areas in the nation, a market where differentiating from the competition has never been more important. Vulcan created Sitka, an exceptional, sustainable project that was inspired by the tranquility of a San Juan Islands retreat. The development’s courtyard is at the heart of the calming, mindful project and reflects the beauty of the northwest and its stunning islands. Included are a “bubbling pond with stepping stones, benches that resemble canoes, driftwood and plantings of Sitka spruce trees.” An innovative treehouse creates a memorable amenity. Waypoint supported the ethos and brand of the development with natural, elegantly rustic signage, including a monument sign that leveraged a large boulder that was sliced to expose patterns in the rock. As a full-block development, wayfinding needed to be carefully considered to engage residents and pedestrians from multiple approaches.