Weber Thompson approached the streetscape and terrace level designs at Stratus with a celebratory theme in mind; the design emphasizes the adjacent park, views, recreation, and community gathering.
The 6th floor amenity terrace boasts a grand view of the park below and a sunning island deck within a water feature fountain, outdoor movie theater with bar and central hearths, private dining areas, raised community garden beds and dog run. Rendered in stone, weathered steel, wood and concrete, these outdoor areas are woven together in a repeating, rhythmic pattern. Planted areas serve to define private alcoves while creating a cohesive whole.
On the upper roof, expansive views toward downtown and Lake Union delight in all directions. Providing a sharp contrast in scale, a jewelbox garden is enclosed by a birch tree grove and landform wedges. Under the canopy, lighted to imitate a starry night, is a dining and BBQ area. Wood decking lines the park side of the roof deck, with seating areas focused on table torches; the ideal gathering place to watch the sun set over the city on a warm summer day.