SWIFT Center | Port of Skagit

RMC is helping the Port of Skagit revitalize the former Northern State Hospital into the Sedro Wooley Innovation for Tomorrow (SWIFT) campus.

Built in the Cascade foothills starting in 1911 on more than 1,000 acres, the campus is one of the largest single development plans in the United States ever to have been built according to a master design by the legendary Olmsted Brothers. Most of the historical buildings are still intact. The project honors the character of the campus, re-using some structures and also building new ones to support research, manufacturing and education.

RMC worked with local high-tech manufacturing firm, Sedron Technologies (formerly Janicki BioEnergy) to insert newly constructed manufacturing space into the fabric of the original land plan, while preserving the essential features of the design concept.

The historical buildings will be renovated for offices, residential, hospitality and support uses. First up is the restoration and seismic upgrades to the property’s crown jewel, the historic Assembly Hall, built in the 1920s.

Services: master planning and architectural design.
Learn more about the project and its history.