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This is the West Coast’s busiest ferry terminal, with more than two million vehicles and four million riders passing through each year. It is also Washington State’s first new ferry terminal in 40 years—and the design team chose to make a public statement about wood’s importance to the region. The project showcases cultural influences of the Pacific Northwest’s native people while using sustainable wood to support Washington’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The two-story design is a contemporary interpretation of a Native American longhouse. Wood and steel composite columns support double glulam rafters, purlins and a cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof deck; Western Red cedar is used for the exterior cladding. The design team also chose wood framing for a separate structure sheltering the ticket booths. Artwork created by local Native American artists is displayed throughout the terminal, creating a strong connection to the tribal community and its history.
Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater)
Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam