AIA Washington Civic Design Awards, Citation, 2006
AIA Committee on the Environment, What Makes it Green, Sustainability: A Collaborative Process, 2005
Legacy of Firsts
As the first public housing development in Washington, and the first racially integrated housing development in the country, Yesler Terrace has a rich history. As a pioneer project ahead of the larger neighborhood redevelopment, Yesler Community Center celebrates this history and provides a welcoming environment for gathering and enrichment.
Foundation for the Future
The center offers local residents a renewed sense of community, strengthened by shared ties to the city and the environment. The building is an important resource center and anchor through a period of change as redevelopment occurs throughout the surrounding neighborhood.
Yesler Community Center provides a safe haven of activities and educational programs – from athletics to arts, daycare and computers – for a vibrant and diverse population. It was the first LEED® Gold certified community center in Seattle, and features innovative daylight harvesting and energy performance strategies.