Liberty Bank Building

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Liberty Bank Building, built on the site of the first African American-owned bank in the Pacific Northwest, provides 115 affordable homes and affordable retail space for three local minority-owned businesses in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. The building is located at 24th & Union, and features a full range of aesthetically unique and functional architectural elements and signage.

A full interior and exterior sign package was produced for the building, ranging from ADA Code signs to building ID to large format lobby artwork. The design aesthetic for the Liberty Bank Building was a critical component for this project, including vibrant use of color and pattern that truly stands out from standard residential and commercial projects. Some of the highlights on the interior package feature multi-panel original artwork that spans the primary lobby entrance, additional metal prints featuring original artwork, and bright orange ADA-compliant code and unit signs.

The exterior work includes painted aluminum dimensional letters on both the freestanding courtyard portal and canopy on the corner of the building, nearly 175 square feet of canopy ribbon artwork with custom printed vinyl mounted to dibond panels, and cut vinyl retail tenant numbering. This project also features a deep fabricated, custom metallic painted aluminum logo blade sign that delivers a creative and unique corner element to the building. 

Our team provided onsite installation of all elements as well as custom fabrication support for the full sign package. This diverse and creative project was a highlight of the new year and integrates with a range of other artistic elements that combine to make this a building like no other in Seattle.