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.
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.