Sitka Courtyard

Awards: Sitka, Jackson recognized at 2022 WASLA awards

The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) has recognized Sitka for outstanding achievement in Residential Design during WASLA’s 2022 Professional Awards. The Berger Partnership was honored for designing the project.

From the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce:

“In the Residential Design category, the honor award went to The Berger Partnership for Sitka, a South Lake Union apartment community inspired by the San Juan Islands. Key program elements and goals include a regionally native plant palette with species often not deemed suitable in the urban realm, gray water for irrigation, incorporating urban agriculture, and using local materials. The hope is that this didactic case study would inspire more people in Seattle to connect with nature without needing to leave the city. The design captures the essence of the local San Juan Island ecology.

The jury complimented Sitka on its nicely executed design, great use of unique elements, and how the plantings feel well established. The jury stated that it certainly appears to achieve the goal of building a strong connection between the site and the Pacific Northwest’s ecology.”

In addition, WASLA recognized Jackson with a merit award in the same category. Hewitt was honored for designing the project.

The awards recognize outstanding achievements by landscape architects in Washington. Eleven projects were recognized across four categories.

Read the full article here.