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Northwest Heritage Masterplan

The Northwest Heritage Masterplan was created through a collaboration of many major players for an area encompassing territories in two countries, native land, a border crossing, and other mixed use commercial and public areas.

The joint objective was to preserve the rich historical value of the region while meeting modern needs for both public and commercial use. The site plan was developed in conjunction with the ... more

Army Street Project Masterplan

As part of the Bellingham Waterfront redevelopment, the Army Street Project is 1.5 million sq. ft. of mixed use commercial and civic/public use areas, including a public library, a satellite campus for Western Washington University, a hotel, and a conference center. Plans included adaptive reuse of existing historic buildings, public plazas, and open spaces. The project also included shoreline restoration, railroad integration, and a strong ... more

Samish Way Urban Villiage Master Plan

The City of Bellingham, as part of a long term plan for encouraging higher density development in targeted areas, rezoned a stretch of existing highway near Samish Way off of Interstate 5 through North Bellingham. The City's Planning Department chose Masterplanning to create an Urban Village Master Plan for the redevelopment.

We began the process by hosting public design charrettes with stakeholders to implement design standards ... more

Blaine Wharf District Master Plan

The Blaine Wharf District Master Plan is the City’s and Port’s coordinated strategy for the future of the waterfront. It establishes public policy and development standards for all new public and private development in the Wharf District that will create a lively mixed use district for living, working, and playing. This Plan, in conjunction with development regulations set forth in the City of Blaine’s Land ... more

Cornwall Beach (Area 10)

What do you get when you mix a Brownfield with waterfront property in Northwest Washington?  A lot of potential with a lot of work to realize that potential.  Brownfield sites are abandoned or underused industrial and commercial facilities available for re-use.  Waterfront property anywhere in Washington is expensive, and not easy for the public to acquire in the current economy.  Brownfield sites often require substantial ... more

The Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, Pacific Rim Institute, on Whidbey Island offers environmental science programs for children, teens and adults of all ages. They needed more and better spaces for teaching and learning.  We led a charrette to form the Master Development Concept Plan to develop and upgrade 50 acres and 100K sf total building area.

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New Whatcom Draft Framework Plan 2026

We came back after the charrette for the Waterfront Futures Group to prepare the New Whatcom Draft Framework Plan 2026.  This was the overall concept masterplan for redevelopment of the 160 acres of Bellingham Waterfront, based on input from the Public, the Port of Bellingham, the City of Bellingham, and Advisory Groups.  Together we successfully integrated a working waterfront of public and mixed commercial use ... more

Waterfront Futures Group

Waterfront Futures Group

We held a design charrette in association with the Northwest American Institute of Architects DAT volunteers which morphed into a consulting session with Project Request Review Team Members. Together we came up with guiding principles for the redevelopment of 160 acres of Bellingham's waterfront.

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Downtown Redevelopment Plan for Stanwood, WA

The NW Chapter of the American Institute of Architects sponsored a three day master design charrette with expert volunteers in planning, transportation, economics and architecture. After meeting with numerous City of Stanwood stakeholders, the resulting plan was presented to the community to unanimous praise.

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Center for Local Self Reliance

The Center for Local Self Reliance is a non-profit organization that was planning the redevelopment of a former park land area.  There is a historic caretaker home on the grounds which the Center wanted to convert to an education building to teach about local agriculture and other sustainable living strategies.  A public meeting was held and designs came together over a couple of days.

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