Marina Square

ClientPort of Bellingham
LocationBellingham, WA
HighlightsMarina Buildings, Harbormaster, Waterfront, Waterfront Park, Gathering, Public Spaces

Marina Square was designed as part of a redevelopment master plan for Squalicum Harbor. The goal was to create better visual and pedestrian connections between the outer and inner basins at the waterfront. Our design intent was to maintain an appealing pedestrian experience, emphasizing both the recreational and commercial aspects of the harbor. The existing structure was therefore demolished, to connect the surrounding parking with pedestrian pathways. Lined with nautical lighting, trees, grates, and concrete pavers the sidewalks compose an attractive streetscape for pedestrians and users. The Harbormaster was placed in the center of the building at the main intersection and is signified by a vertical tower. Materials such as wood from an old web locker and metal siding were used in context with the surrounding waterfront buildings. Marina Square was sited for easy access to office/retail tenants, as well as light industrial usage.

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