Elliott Bay Seawall Replacement Project

J.A. Brennan was a team member assisting the City of Seattle with the design of innovative urban and ecological shoreline conditions. The site encompassed 1.5 miles of Seattle’s waterfront from Washington Street north to the Olympic Sculpture Park. The vision for this dense urban shoreline is a habitat friendly environment within a world-class urban waterfront destination. Pebble beaches, habitat benches, off-shore reefs, and improved aquatic day lighting are proposed to simulate natural intertidal and subtidal habitat, increasing aquatic plant and animal populations, and enhancing crucial salmon migration. Integrated into this environment will be an architecturally detailed seawall and waterfront promenade reflecting Seattle’s history, character, and culture. Overlooks and plazas defined by planters, railing, planting, and furnishings illustrate Seattle’s rich relationship to Puget Sound.

Client: Seattle Department of Transportation
Location: Seattle, WA