Seattle, WA

Smith Cove Cruise Ship Terminal and Events Center

Located at the end of Pier 91 on the Seattle waterfront, this new 145,000 s.f. facility for the Port of Seattle serves the growing cruise industry. The building is a large, open structure with the passenger arrival and baggage handling facilities located on the first floor and the passenger ticketing lobby and waiting areas on the second floor. There are two exterior balconies that provide access to the gangways and vessels. An arrangement of skylights and lighting controls provides an energy efficient, day lit space on the second floor and at the main entry. A rain screen wall assembly provides a high-performance energy efficient building shell that will be subject to severe wind, rain and saltwater spray on the end of Pier 91. Perforated metal panels dissolve the edges of the building and exposed steel structure provides scale to the immense structure.