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High Point


High Point Community combines ecological and social goals to create a model for affordable, livable, and sustainable neighborhoods. This 120-acre HOPE VI project replaces 716 subsidized housing units erected after World War II with Built Green™ three-star houses, townhouses, condominiums, apartments, and numerous parks for more than 4,000 people.

An extensive natural drainage system protects a critical Coho salmon habitat, while 2,600 new trees planted in parks and along streets tripled the number of previously existing trees. Incorporating extensive community and stakeholder input, 50 percent of High Point’s 1,600 units are home to low-income residents, while the entire neighborhood – mixed economically, ethnically and socially – knits into the surrounding urban fabric.



  • Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence
  • Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence — Americas
  • EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
  • AIA Housing Committee Award (Multifamily)
  • National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Award: Multifamily Project of the Year
  • National Built Green Hammer Award (highest scoring community to date)
  • National Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence: Silver Medalist
  • Washington Excellence in Concrete Construction: Sustainable Merit Award
  • Puget Sound Regional Council: Vision 2020 Award
  • AIA NW & Pacific Region: Civic Design Awards, Merit Award
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference: Gold Nugget Awards: Master Planned Community of the Year


  • AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award: Community Informed Design Award
  • International Society of Arboriculturists: Green Leaf Award
  • Energy Star: Outstanding Achievement Award
  • AIA: Show You’re Green Award for Affordable Housing
  • BuiltGreen™: Certificate of Merit
  • Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters: Apprenticeship Opportunity Award


  • Seattle BuiltGreen™ Design Competition: Communities Award


  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference, Gold Nugget Award: Best On-The-Boards Site Plan
  • Seattle Design Commission, Design Excellence Awards: Master Plan Design Award
  • AIA, COTE: What Makes it Green Award


  • Washington Society of Landscape Architects: Landscape Planning Award
  • Seattle Design Commission: Master Plan Design Award