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Western Yacht Harbor

Seattle, WA
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


The Western Yacht Harbor Office building was conceived as a floating DLT roof supported by glulam beams and columns. The office space is wrapped in triple-pane glass with large operable sliding glass doors. The roof overhangs to the east and south providing protection from solar gain and the prevailing direction of storms; this innovative wood structure is built on a steel piling structure over a marina on Seattle's Lake Union. The entire building functions as a small office, B Occupancy, an open office space wrapped in glass with a kitchen, restrooms, IT/data room and mechanical room as supporting spaces.

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Business (Office)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT)

Individuals Involved:
  • Christopher Patano


  • Howard Burton

    Structural Engineer

  • Bob Pielow

    Fire Engineer

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