Waterfront Engineering

Making a Splash

With 71% of the earth’s surface covered in water, it takes a lot of engineering to manage it, make use of it, and enjoy it. Our waterfront engineers specialize in planning and designing recreational and working waterfront facilities.

In the last five years:

080000 square feet of fixed piers

0100000 square feet of dock structures

01000 linear feet of fendering & bulkheads

A Few Words About Our Waterfront Practice

Over the past five decades, our firm has managed waterfront, coastal and upland projects for prominent public, commercial, and private owners who were seeking high quality, innovative solutions, and decisive project management.

We have designed and repaired more than 50,000 SF of public docks and wharfs in Washington within the last 10 years. Such facilities include the Thea Foss Alber’s Mill Wharf, Dickman Mill, and the Port Angeles City Pier. We have also designed more than 700,000 SF of floating dock structures. Examples include the 2009 National Marina of the Year Dock Street Marina along the Thea Foss, the Hayden Island Marina in Portland, and the renovation of Shilshole Bay Marina.

Our designs also include public access piers aimed at meeting a range of usage needs, such as public fishing piers in Des Moines and Edmonds and docks serving tall ship moorage in Seattle. We have also designed numerous facilities servicing small recreational vessel day use and guest moorage.


ACEC Award – Don Morse

ACEC Award – Fishermen’s Terminal


Samsung Floating Storage Facility

Seoul, KoreaLearn More

USCG Kodiak Pier Design

Kodiak, AKLearn More

The San Francisco Exploratorium Facility Upgrade

San Francisco, WALearn More

Leschi & Lakewood Marina Renovations

Seattle, WALearn More