Architect/Designer | VIA Architecture
Builder | Exxel Pacific
Developer | The Wolff Company
Photographer | Aaron Locke Photography
This site presented the development and design teams with a unique challenge: providing much-needed, family-friendly housing in the growing Issaquah market while committing to the preservation of lush public parklands and wetlands. Anthology integrates into its ecological surroundings while meeting these demands.
By consolidating the building area around a loop road and employing tuck-under parking, surface parking was minimized, while making a neighborhood-scale development that encourages walking and connections to nature. The building design was inspired by brightly colored Scandinavian villages with steeply pitched roofs. This style, along with the use of traditional materials, also acts as a nod to the site’s history as farm country. The Red Barn Clubhouse is both a community gathering space and a entrance marker. It includes a game room, kitchen, fitness center, and pool. Outdoor recreation, including a park that will be dedicated to the city as a public amenity, offers residents a wealth of amenity options.