The new High Point Neighborhood Center houses a Teen Center, job assistance programs, Head Start, Seattle Housing Authority offices, and many other programs. The building incorporates alternative methods to maximize passive heating and cooling opportunities and to minimize its environmental impact.
The landscape is designed to fit in with the greater community and restore some of the natural function of the earth. Native plantings and grading are designed to minimize water use through the dry season and minimize storm water runoff during the rainy season.
Location: Seattle, Washington
Client: Neighborhood House
Architect: Environmental Works
Recognition: LEED Gold Certified