Port of Grays Harbor – Coastal Innovation Zone

Designed while at MSGS Architects in 2010, this 22,252 sf warehouse/office/distillery remodel received LEED Silver designation by the USGBC.

New Entry, Storefront, Elevator and Canopy (canopy design by Garner Miller, AIA and Bill Sloane, AIA).

With a floor-to-floor height of approximately 9 feet the original office felt dark and oppressive. To bring a sense of height, light and openness to this level, acoustical ceiling tiles were removed, existing structure and new mechanical systems were painted a chocolate brown, and “clouds” were added to both reflect light down and provide interest. Solid doors were replaced with glass doors and large sidelights were added; both allow daylight to filter in to the space and peak-a-boo views to the landscape outside.

As a LEED Silver project, all water is collected from both the roof and the loading dock canopy. The water is stored in two large cisterns and provides the water for the site’s landscaping.

Owner: Port of Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, Washington

Principal-in-Charge: Bill Sloane, AIA, LEED AP MSGS Architects

Job Captain & Designer: Caroline Hedin, RA

MEP Engineers: BCE Engineers

Landscape Architects: Jeffrey B. Glander & Associates

Structural Engineers: AHBL, Inc

Civil Engineer: Skillings/Connolly