Replacing an existing 1 story building, the new Green Lake Small Craft Center will provide more storage and programming space for the boating community in North Seattle in an 11,000 SF 2-story wood-framed building. The design process, led by Mithun Architecture, required a high degree of collaboration to overcome the challenges of poor soils, the site’s proximity to the shoreline, and adjusting the foundation plan to maintain pedestrian access to a nearby path. Working with the city and parks department, Lund Opsahl addressed these issues by designing a unique system of deep foundations built over the abandoned-in-place existing foundations that is supplemented by a permanent shoring wall. The expanded center will give Green Lake Crew and other boating enthusiasts many more opportunities to enjoy the lake’s waterfront.

Renderings Courtesy of Mithun Architecture.