Bastyr University has designed their new sustainable Student Village, the 11 three-storey free-standing cottages, in such a way as to reflect the university's vision to transform the health and well-being of the human community. According to the USGBC, the project is exemplary not only for its integrated, community-enhancing design, but also for the strong attention to detail and the level of teamwork displayed by the project team. Seattle-based green architeture firm CollinsWoerman was the architect and designer of the project.
While initially slated for LEED-Gold, the project's final certification exceeded expectations, notably under budget and slightly ahead of schedule. The finished product represents the first LEED-Platinum-certified student housing project on the West Coast and demonstrates Bastyr's commitment to sustainable growth and environmental stewardship.