Ideas sought for new logo for San Juan Islands Scenic Byway

The meetings have passed

What images represent the true essence of the San Juan Islands?

Submit your ideas to inspire the design of a logo for the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway.

The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway is developing a corridor management plan. A corridor management plan is created by communities along scenic byways to identify strategies for stewardship protection and enhancement of the byway’s unique qualities, as well as actions for promotion of the byway and improving the visitor experience.

San Juan Islands Scenic Byway representatives will be developing a graphic logo for the byway as part of developing the corridor management plan. Islanders can submit ideas to inspire the design of the lofo.

Submit your ideas, concepts, sketches, photos, graphics, poetry, descriptive words, to:

Liz Illg
Scenic Byway coordinator
San Juan Islands Scenic Byway
c/o San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 1330
Friday Harbor, WA. 98250
or e-mail

Submittals must be e-mailed or postmarked by March 15, 2010.

The state-designated San Juan Island Scenic Byway includes routes on San Juan and Orcas islands, and the ferry route from Anacortes. For more information, visit

OTAK chosen to guide San Juan Islands Scenic Byway project
Members of the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway Partnership have selected Otak, Inc., an award-winning planning, architecture, design and engineering firm, to coordinate and produce the required Corridor Management Plan for the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway.

Otak, based in the Pacific Northwest since 1981, is an interdisciplinary firm focused on context-sensitive approaches and community-based solutions. It is committed to sustainable eco-tourism development.

Otak lists among its clients the National Park Service, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington State Historical Society, Bureau of Land Management, and various other local, state and federal agencies.

Otak also has experience working in San Juan County; engineers and water resource specialists are engaged in the Point Lawrence Road culvert replacement project on Orcas Island.

Team leader Mandi Roberts is a principal with Otak. She has been involved in scenic byways work for more than 15 years and led the development of the Whidbey Island Scenic Isle Way Corridor Management Plan.

Other primary team members include Curtis LaPierre, senior associate with Otak and past president of the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He brings extensive context-sensitive planning and design experience. Also on the primary team is Allisa Carlson, a LEED-certified planning and landscape architecture professional who brings experience in signing and wayfinding design, as well as interpretive planning.