Project of The Month: Graduate Seattle

Image by Western Neon © 2018

Western Neon is delighted to unveil the exterior sign package we fabricated for the newest Graduate Hotels location in Seattle’s University District. With thirteen locations in college towns and seven more opening in the next year, Graduate Hotels is the perfect stay on the cusp of college life. Graduate Seattle is located mere blocks from the University of Washington campus, and its glowing signs are beacons that can be seen up and down 45th Street.

Image by Western Neon © 2018

Each Graduate location is designed to reflect the vibe of the locale, and Graduate Seattle does the job well. A 1930s Art Deco aesthetic calls back to a more nostalgic Seattle, and the rooftop bar provides stunning views of the beautiful mountain landscape. A cozy, richly decorated lobby channels the inviting warmth of the Pacific Northwest, complete with a fireplace that beckons guests to curl up next to it. With this nostalgic atmosphere, it’s no wonder they chose to go the classic path when thinking about their signs.

Image by Western Neon © 2018

We fabricated several signs for the project. One is a large blade sign with acrylic push-through lettering attached to the side of the building (pictured to the left). The eye-catchers, though, are the two identical neon channel letter signs reading “Graduate” in cursive. These are both mounted fifteen stories up on the side of the building, one facing south and one facing west. For the neon components in these signs, we used entirely EGL Lighting materials. We used the EGL C.L. Designer 65 glass paired with our favorite EGL electrodes within the channel lettering, creating a beautiful frosty white glow.

 

If you need somewhere to stay in the city, Graduate Seattle is the place to choose. Situated perfectly in the heart of the U District, there’s always something fun to do nearby. Make sure to check out the signs when you’re there!