Harbor Architects LLC has been involved in many different styles of commercial projects, from renovations of historical buildings to new construction of large commercial buildings.  Listed here are a few of the commercial projects we have been involved in.

Medical Buildings Remodel
Willapa Harbor Hospital
South Bend, Washington

These two buildings are owned by Willapa Harbor Hospital and leased to individual Doctors for medical offices.  In response to increasing patient loads, Harbor Architects LLC worked with the Hospital and the Doctors to design additions to the buildings.  Dr. Hill’s 1,930 SF addition provided two additional exam rooms, a billing office and staff room.  Dr. Buben’s 2,384 SF addition contained three exam rooms, an office for the Dr., a storage room and accessible patient restroom.

The project was completed in the Spring of 2007.




New Office Building
Cascade Title Company
Longview, Washington

Cascade Title Company desired to move their title and escrow operations from their current leased offices to a new building to be constructed on a busy corner lot in downtown Longview, Washington.  This new facility is adjacent to the Weyerhaeuser Credit Union and the Longview City Hall, making this a very desirable location for this type of business.



New Medical Office Building
Grays Harbor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Aberdeen, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC was hired by Dr. David Parks to design a new facility to house his oral surgery practice. Patient flow was addressed with a separate entrance and exit to allow patients recovering from anesthesia to be picked up without exiting through the waiting area.

Due to the nature of Oral surgery, there was specialized equipment to account for in the design process, as well as storage facilities for various gasses. Harbor Architects LLC consulted with a company specializing in these particular challenges to ensure that the final product would serve the client well. A crawl space allows for plumbing and vacuum system access and maintenance.

This project was completed in October 2005.



Construction Administration
Ocean Shores Convention Center
Ocean Shores, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC was hired by the City of Ocean Shores to function as their representative throughout the construction of their new Convention Center. Alan Gozart worked with the Architect of Record, the Contractor, and the City Governement to track the progress of the project and monitor the various aspects of construction. Duties inclided attending progress meetings, creating monthly progress reports, evaluating the Contractor’s documents, schedule, and progress, monitoring project costs and alerting the City to any potential problems, performing site visits, and monitoring contract closeout items.

Alan also worked closely with the Architect of Record, GRA Associates, to ensure that all communication between the Contractor, Architect and City was handled promptly and n a clear and concise manner.


New Medical Office Building
Drs. Kato, Memon & Tronvig
Aberdeen, Washington

9,472 SF

This project involves the design and construction of a medical building for three local doctors. Because each doctor has a separate and unique practice, the building is divided into three distinct areas with a shared waiting room.

We consulted with each Doctor individually to ensure that each area met the specific needs of their practice, and with all three as a group to ensure that the shared areas and the building as a whole would be pleasing to everyone.

The project was completed in the Summer of 2005.


New Renal Care Facility
Mason Companies
Aberdeen, Washington
The Client, Mason Companies, desired to construct this commercial building shell with the intention of leasing the building to a Renal Care group out of Nashville, Tennessee. Harbor Architects LLC worked together with the client, contractor and prospective tenant to complete the site work and building shell quickly, and coordinated with the Nashville architectural firm to assist in a speedy and seamless transition from the building construction to the tenant improvements phase of the project. The building shell phase is was completed quickly and the tenant improvements were done in the spring of 2004.


New Office Building
MASCO Petroleum
Aberdeen, Washington
3,567 S.F.

When this company desired to locate their new office closer to their existing card-lock facility, Harbor Architects LLC was retained to assist with the planning and construction. This new office building is sited on property leased from the Port of Grays Harbor. This project was fast-tracked to accommodate the client’s desire to quickly move from the old location to the new building. Construction completed on this project in the spring of 2003.


New Sawmill
Sierra Pacific Industries
Junction City, Washington
180,000 S.F.
$50 Million Est.

When this California-based company chose Aberdeen as the location for their newest Lumber Mill, Harbor Architects LLC was selected to assist with the numerous permitting issues associated with the riverfront location and the industrial nature of the project.

Working with the Client’s pre-selected Civil Engineering firm, Harbor Architects LLC assisted with issues such as the Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA) and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Permitting issues at the Grays Harbor County Building Department also were addressed.

This fast track project was permitted one building at a time, with Harbor Architects LLC serving as a central area for various drawings to be reviewed and submitted to the area agencies for approval.

The project was completed in January of 2003.


New Medical Building
Mason Companies
Aberdeen, Washington
Construction Cost-$350,000 estimated

Time was very important to this client, and so the project was put on the fast track.  New construction began in September, 2001 on this New Medical Office Building.  Input from the tenant was also taken into consideration during the design phase to ensure a successful project which would be suitable to all involved.


Harbor Place” Multi-Tenant Building
Grenville Properties

Aberdeen, Washington
Construction Cost-$3,750,000.00 estimated

Working closely with the contractor, Harbor Architects LLC designed this multi-tenant building in downtown Aberdeen to harmonize with the downtown atmosphere as well as create a fresh look for the area. The firm developed various schemes to attract potential tenants for the owner. We worked on new schemes as new opportunities or direction came from the owner. These ‘speculative’ drawings in a presentation format served to entice potential tenants. Weekly meetings and constant communication between the architect, owner, contractor, and subcontractors helped to ensure that the construction phase of this project has continued smoothly.


Seismic Repairs & Improvements
Billy's Restaurant
Aberdeen, Washington
Western Washington was rocked by an Earthquake on February 28, 2001.  This seismic event registered 7.0 on the Richter scale and was centered (11) kilometers northwest of Olympia.  The historic building which houses Billy's Restaurant suffered damage to the masonry exterior.  Harbor Architects LLC brought in a local masonry expert and a structural engineer to assess the damage and begin restoration of the building.


New Building - "Building Two"
Grays Harbor PDA
Satsop, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC worked with CNA Architecture, located in Bellevue, Washington, to accomplish this fast track project. CNA Architecture was the Prime Architect on the project, with Harbor Architects LLC providing local support and communications.

“Building Two” is a pre-cast concrete, tilt-wall building with steel floor and roof systems. This building was primarily built as a contact center for expansion of SafeHarbor.com, as the expanded their company and grew from “Building One”. In the interior of the building, we utilized an open and visible distribution concept of power and data to maximize flexibility in use of the building. The design was intended to satisfy the requirements of a high-tech tenant, with ample electrical service, data distribution and emergency power generation.

One of the prime motivating factors of this project was the compressed time schedule. The project team worked closely with the Owner and Tenant, completing enough of the building to allow partial occupancy within 4 months, with full completion in a total of 6 months.


SafeHarbor Board Room

SafeHarbor Reception

SafeHarbor Kitchen

Office Building Remodel
Satsop, Washington

One of the first tenants for this newly renovated development park, SafeHarbor.com needed to extensively remodel the building which would house this branch of the technical support and internet-based technology company. The Grays Harbor Public Development Authority took on the responsibility for the Upper Floor, and that project was completed in 1999. Upon completion of that project, the tenant relocated their offices to that upper floor and took on the remodeling of the lower floor. This lower floor project involved creation of a training room and cafeteria complete with custom-built kitchen. Due to the technological nature of the tenant, many considerations were given to locations of wiring, cable, and fiber-optics, as well as stable concrete flooring for their server rooms. The project was completed in 2000 and was the backdrop for an Open House celebration which helped to call attention to the Satsop Development Park, attracting more tenants to this former nuclear power facility.

  • Completion: 1999

  • Construction Cost: $2,000,000 estimated

SafeHarbor Cafe


SafeHarbor Cafe

New Multi-Tenant Building
Aberdeen Realty
Aberdeen, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC designed a new 2650 s.f. building to house Aberdeen Realty, Inc. and two tenants, as well as a parking area for six vehicles. The project developed under Safeway Inc.’s master plan for its superstore facility, which displaced the original Aberdeen Realty, Inc. office. Our firm, contracted by Safeway’s corporate office, provided services from schematic design development through construction administration. We worked diligently as a mediator between Safeway and Aberdeen Realty to ensure this project was realized.

  • Completion: 1997
  • 2,650 SF

  • Project Cost - $300,000.00 Est.


New Building
Rayonier NW Forest Products
Grenville Properties
Aberdeen, Washington

Working with the contractor on this design-build project, this firm designed a 10,000 square foot building for Rayonier Northwest Forest Products. This one-story wood frame building contains corporate offices and conference rooms, and is framed by an exterior garden court. The project also called for a parking area which included 46 parking spaces, and an additional 6,300 square foot pre-engineered metal building, which is used as a fire hall, firefighting equipment storage, and cold storage area for seedlings.

  • Completion: 1994
  • 16,300 SF



New Building for Familian Northwest
Grenville Properties
Aberdeen, Washington

In this situation, our client is leasing property from the Port of Grays Harbor, while providing a 14,000 s.f. lease space on that site for Familian Northwest, a plumbing equipment supplier. The firm assisted our client with siting this metal building, complete with mezzanine office, on the Port-owned property. We received support from our structural engineer, and worked diligently to meet the client’s tight schedule.

  • Completion: 1999
  • Contractor - Franciscovich, Inc., Aberdeen

Commercial Development
B&D Investments
Ocean Shores, Washington

The property owner, B/D Investments, desired to construct a building for Buck Electric/Ace Hardware as part of a new commercial development. A tight schedule was imposed, due to the fact that the tenant’s previous lease would soon be expiring. Harbor Architects LLC developed a scheme for the new structure, then enlisted the help of Thomas Cook Reed Reinvald LLC, a Tacoma-based architectural firm with the manpower to offer drafting assistance. We sited the 16,000 s.f. building on the property, taking into account the potential for additional development on the site. The new sprinkled building has 80’ of storefront with a strong sense of entry, and provides a cleanly designed, bright retail space.

  • Completion: 1998
  • Construction Cost: $785,000


SouthShore Mall Tenant Improvements
Regence Blue Shield
Aberdeen, Washington

When Regence BlueShield determined to move its Aberdeen office into the SouthShore Mall, Harbor Architects LLC assisted. The firm coordinated between the mall owner, General Growth Properties, Inc., and the tenant to provide a space that accommodated the tenant’s needs while still meeting the mall’s criteria. Special considerations included the tenant’s anticipated expansion, which necessitated a large open office area. The desire to lighten and liven up this space led to a design solution of back-lit interior skylights—a feature that allowed the mall’s structural envelope to remain intact, yet provided the illusion of outside illumination.  Pre-design through construction administration services were offered.

  • Completion: 1998
  • Construction Cost: $388,000


Quigg Brothers Building

Office Building Relocation and Modification
Quigg Bros. - Shermer
Aberdeen, Washington

For this project, a single story, wood framed structure was relocated to property owned by this site work company.  Then the building was expanded to create a second floor addition, as well as vaulted ceilings in several of the lower level offices.  Harbor Architects LLC worked closely with our consultant to resolve the complex structural issues for this scope of work.  With its enhanced elevations and new finishes, the modified office building is an attractive addition to the industrial area.

  • Completion: 1998
  • Construction Cost: $250,000 estimated (Owner negotiated Contract)
Quigg Brothers Building
SKWW Building

Office Building Remodel
Strittmatter Kessler Whelan Whithey
Aberdeen, Washington

When Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Withey (SKWW) decided to purchase a larger building to house their law office, they enlisted the assistance of this firm.  The space was reprogrammed to best suit their needs.  Cabinets were custom-designed for particular files, and special features were specified for the partners’ private offices.

  • Completion: 1998
  • Construction Cost: $440,000
SKWW Building

Facility Planning
Natural Biopolymer
Raymond, Washington
Phase I - Manufacturing Facility

This office assisted the Natural Biopolymer, Inc. (NBI) facility plan their expansion at the Port of Willapa Harbor. For Phase I of this multi-phase project, we designed a metal building structure to house the chitesan manufacturing process. We also researched interior wall paneling to determine the most effective, water-resistant option. The plant has a wood framed office area within the metal shell as well. Harbor Architects LLC coordinated with the Port and NBI representatives from Raymond and Norway to assist in this expansion effort.

  • Completion: 1998

  • Construction Cost: $625,000


Social Security Office
HUR Associates
Hoquiam, Washington

The owner of this building, HUR Associates, leased office space to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for their Grays Harbor location. In order for the agreement to take place, HUR Associates needed to provide tenant improvements which met General Services Administration (GSA) requirements. This office’s tasks covered space programming through construction administration, including the incorporation of extensive governmental specifications. The resulting office is a showplace for the region’s SSA offices and the tenant is highly satisfied.

  • Completion: 1996

  • Construction Cost: $240,000


Annex Building Remodel
Anchor Savings Bank
Aberdeen, Washington

This design-build project involved the restoration of a 2-story wood frame building dating back to the 1940’s. The building was remodeled to accommodate offices and training rooms on the upper floor, as well as a large area for the client’s commercial loan department on the ground floor. The building was also updated to accommodate an elevator and stairs, as well as bringing the structure into compliance with accessibility codes. Seismic improvements were also needed and were addressed.

  • Completion: 1994

  • Construction Cost: $800,000 estimated


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