StoreFront Studio


July 26, 2016

Snoqualmie 2016 – Little Library Network

SPRING 2016 Little Library Network – Urban Repair The Urban Repair little library is a smaller scale solution for reconnecting gaps in the storefronts. By taking up the space of a car stall adjacent to the sidewalk a larger bench-style library could change the lot into a place to relax and enjoy. Planting boxes are strategically…

May 10, 2016

Snoqualmie 2016 – T-shirt Designs

SPRING 2016 T-Shirt Designs                                 Design by Samantha Storey

July 1, 2014

Roslyn 2014 – Kanyer Dairy


Roslyn 2014 – Pioneer Park cont…

PIONEER PARK cont… The new layout of Pioneer Park would create three areas of community interaction. These include a new baseball field, a community picnic area, and an activities area.

June 28, 2014

Roslyn 2014 – Museum


April 28, 2014

Roslyn 2014 – Civic Campus


April 23, 2014

Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS As a first exercise in getting to know Roslyn, the students were asked to make a virtual visit the town on-line and in the library. The students then designed a souvenir t-shirt that depicted their understanding of Roslyn’s character. The trip “over the hump” into the coal mines of Roslyn, Washington’s…

Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS Highlighting the town’s historic Pennsylvania Ave, this design focuses on representing the small-town nature of Roslyn and the vibrancy of its community through its vintage aesthetic and bright colors.

December 4, 2009

Goldendale – Master Plan

SUMMER 2009 Project Overview Goldendale’s historic downtown district is central to discussions on sustainable development.  The historic Main Street represents the communities most significant investment of commercial and public infrastructure and defines Goldendale’s physical center.  By focusing on its unique and authentic downtown, Goldendale can build effective strategies for developing its identity, economy and community.

Goldendale – Historical Photo

SUMMER 2009 Awning Analysis This historic photograph illustrated the period of time when fixed awnings were predominate in Goldendale.  These awnings maintain the open transom windows and provide for a variety of signage.  This excellent reference serves as an ideal representation of the preferred precedent for the future guidelines.

Goldendale – Awning A

Goldendale – Awning B

Goldendale – Icons

SUMMER 2009 Icons The following illustrated examples display strategies that respond to issues specific to downtown and Main Street.  Although they focus on illustrating downtown revitalization, the strategies engage holistic notions for Goldendale’s overall economic development and sustainability.

Goldendale – Icons A

Repairs and Renovation (left) Opportunities to repair and replace degrading structural elements and deteriorating facade treatments can encourage more activity along the street.  This strategy addresses issues of general up-keep, as well as the preservation and restoration of the historic building inventory. Signage (center) This strategy addresses the importance of business identity and what a particular…

Goldendale – Icons B

Recycling (left) Waste receptacles and recycling containers located strategically throughout downtown help to keep the street clean.  When repeated at strategic locations, this street amenity reinforces Goldendale’s commitment to taking care of its public space. Seating (center) This strategy addresses the importance of providing places to sit down, rest, and observe what else is going…

Goldendale – Icons C

Lighting (left) Pedestrian scale lighting in addition to street lighting provides a sense character in both day and night that helps to give cohesiveness to the street.  This strategy also seeks to give life to the street after dark and illustrate opportunities to use light on buildings that calls attention to specific things like signage…

Goldendale – Elevation Study

SUMMER 2009 Elevation Study The studio examined the existing elevations to locate issues areas for enhancement.

Goldendale – Elevation A Existing


Goldendale – Elevation A Proposed


Goldendale – Elevation B Existing


Goldendale – Elevation B Proposed


Goldendale – Elevation C Existing


Goldendale – Elevation C Proposed


Goldendale – Elevation D Existing


Goldendale – Elevation D Proposed


Goldendale – Bike Paths and Historic Homes

SUMMER 2009 Bike Paths and Historic Homes The historic homes tour is an excellent network in place that Goldendale can build upon to engage the use of bicycles, promoting a pedestrian and bike friendly, walkable downtown.  This can occur both as a means to promote the tour, and as daily transportation for citizens of the…

Goldendale – Bike Existing


Goldendale – Bike Proposed


Goldendale – Open Space

SUMMER 2009 Open Space Network Temporary open spaces downtown should be taken advantage of for public uses.  Vacant lots can be used for farmer markets, art walks, cinema under the starts, and other similar activities that engage the local community.  Spaces can be defined simply and cheaply through planting strategies and careful path making.

Goldendale – Landscape

SUMMER 2009 Landscape Trees can be planted on the edge of the existing sidewalk creating new destinations for people to sit, and to organize other street furniture such as bike parking, garbage, and recycling.  By providing shade and a landscape plan, Main Street can become significant public amenities that encourage people to get out of…

Goldendale – PDF

SUMMER 2009 Document Book Please click here to view the complete Goldendale document.