Communita|Atelier is providing site design and landscape architectural services for a new student housing complex at Bellevue College. The site plan creates a hierarchy of open space and pedestrian networks — each with its own distinct character — knitting the new residential buildings into the existing campus fabric. A series of open green spaces form a wide arc linking the new development with the existing wooded open space to the southwest and the ball field to the northwest. Interior courtyards and building entries connect along a ‘green spine’ running north to south, providing dynamic places for gathering or solitude.
Bellevue College & NAC Architecture