Technology Development Center | Port of Bellingham

This research and development facility is the first project within the Port of Bellingham’s Waterfront Innovation Zone – a state designated Innovation Partnership Zone created to promote and develop regional economics in marine and related industries. The building is shared with Western Washington University for research and development and Bellingham Technical College for workforce training. The project converted a 10,000 square foot warehouse into a state of the art building with labs and classrooms. The design goal was to draw attention to this unique partnership with exterior details that rebrand the building and emphasize its industrial focus with materials such as architectural metal siding and steel detailing.