High Point

Seattle Housing Authority transformed an outdated public housing project into a mixed income, sustainable community, including rental and market-rate housing. The Master Plan and architecture integrate contextually into an historic neighborhood that features an open space system linking numerous parks, playing fields and natural areas that provides community parks and services for new and existing residents. With the use of innovative natural drainage strategies, 98% of the stormwater is retained on site. This project was partially funded by a HUD HOPE IV grant.

Project performed while at Mithun.


Seattle, WA


Seattle Housing Authority


129 acres, 1600 units


2007 ULI Global Award of Excellence 2007 ULI Award of Excellence 2007 AIA Washington Civic Design Award of Merit 2007 NAHB National Green Building Award for Multi-Family Project of the Year 2007 Gold Nugget Award for Master Planned Community of the Year 2007 Silver Medal Winner, Rudy Bruner Award of Urban Excellence

Role on the Project:

Master Planner Community Involvement Design Guidelines