Highline Community College
Student Center

Des Moines, Washington
Placemaking, Wayfinding

The new Highline Student Union sits at the crossroads of the Highline campus in Des Moines, Washington. Rising above its surroundings, it offers an expansive view of the soaring Olympic Mountains together with a place for students to graze, browse and linger. Our goal: to foster a sense of diverse destinations – pockets of refuge contrasting with a lively sense of retail. Hand-lettering throughout produces a lively and youthful feel. Upbeat dimensional cutouts of clear anodized aluminum applied to polished bars on perforated backgrounds give each retail destination its own identity.