Patano Studio Architecture

Patano Studio Architecture

Seattle, WA | Coeur d'Alene, ID


Western Yacht Harbor

A unique project was presented after a fire on South Lake Union (Seattle, WA) completely damaged a large covered marina area and the office building at Western Yacht Harbor. The project involved removing the damaged marina slips and roof structure, replacing the marina components and reconstructing the office building on top of the marina roof structure.

The grandfathered office provided the opportunity to rebuild a 2000 sf, modern wood and glass box, that hovers over the western shore of Lake Union, highlighting locally sourced wood, in the form of dowel laminated timber panels; the roof/ceiling is detailed to float over the office space. Operable sliding doors and large fixed windows comprise of three sides of the building allowing for views to the north, east and south to downtown Seattle. A surrounding deck provides the opportunity to open the space up to the exterior – and the roof offers 360 degree views of the surrounding Lake Union neighborhood. The open office space is filled with natural light and supported by a utility core with all necessary services.

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Status: Built
Location: Seattle, WA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Seattle Structural PS Inc - Structural
Western Yacht Harbor, LLC. - Developer
Constructive Energy, Inc. - General Contractor
Structure Craft - Timber Installer/Framer/Supplier
Pielow Consulting - Fire Protection Engineer
Hart Crowser - GeoTech
Sea and Shore Construction - Maritime Construction
Chadwick & Winters - Land Surveyors
Gauge Design Group - metal Railings for Deck
PC - Ed Sozinho

Western Yacht Harbor DLT Installation