Harbor Architects LLC has been involved in many public works projects. Listed here are but a few of the more involved projects in which we have played an important role.

Building #1 Improvements
Washington State Military Department
Camp Murray, Washington

Building #1, on the Camp Murray, Washington Military Department base, serves as the headquarters of the Washington National Guard.  The original building was constructed in 1924 and additions were constructed in 1945 and 1969.  Although not currently registered, this building is eligible to be included on National and State Historic Building Registers. 

The scope of this improvement project is quite varied.  In a 742 square feet addition, accessible men’s and women’s restrooms and an elevator was added to serve the main two floors of this historically significant building.  Finishes were upgraded throughout the building and exterior windows were repaired.  A new fire alarm system was added and a new DDC controls system was installed.  All improvements were accomplished while the building was fully occupied.


Water Shop Office Remodel
City of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC assisted the City of Aberdeen with the remodel of their existing 3110 SF Water Department shop and office.  The existing building had insufficient office space and under-utilized shop space.  Harbor Architects LLC worked to create an efficient working environment with accessible restrooms, locker rooms adjacent to the restrooms, a new recognizable public entry and parking area, and additional office spaces.



Public Safety Building Feasibility Study
City of Elma
Elma, Washington
The City of Elma currently has it's Police Department, Fire Department, and City Hall in separate buildings.  A single building combining all of these agencies into one Public Safety Building is desirable.  Harbor Architects LLC is assisting the City in determining whether the project is feasible.  This project is in the preliminary phase.



New Fire Station
City of Cosmopolis
Cosmopolis, Washington

This project demonstrated a successful teaming of Harbor Architects LLC and Thomas-Cook Architects, P.S., now Thomas Cook Reed Reinvald Architects, PLLC. In this instance, the Tacoma firm—

led by Ron Thomas—acted as prime, with Alan Gozart of Harbor Architects LLC as the associate architect. Prior to the architectural teaming, Harbor Architects LLC completed initial pre-funding work. The original facility was substandard, inadequate for the fire department’s needs, and not economically feasible to upgrade.

This finished building now accommodates fire department vehicles, training facilities and an emergency response center. This building helps to sponsor a sense of community by presenting a welcoming appearance and blending with the local residential setting. The new Fire Station also has the ability to host community gatherings as well as fire department

  • 8,742 SF

  • Completion: 1999

  • Construction Cost: 1,100,000


  Renovation of Riverside III Apartments
Housing Authority of Grays Harbor
Aberdeen, Washington

In cooperation with Catapult Community Developers, Harbor Architects LLC assisted the Housing Authority of Grays Harbor in the renovation of the Riverside III Apartments.  The project improved these residential apartments by creating ADA compliant units and also improved the appearance with new siding and exterior improvements.



Service Building Exterior Improvements
Grays Harbor PUD
Elma, Washington

This service building facility was in need of exterior work to maintain its integrity. Harbor Architects LLC prepared a request for proposals after creating a work list with the owner, then arranged for publication of legal notices and organized the project. The scope of work entailed repair and replacement of damaged brick veneer, extensive application of sealant and caulk, and painting of the building.

  • Completion: 1999

  • Construction Cost: $8,000



Montesano Service Building
Grays Harbor PUD
Montesano, Washington

The PUD desired to build a new service building near the existing substation in Montesano. This firm was involved in all aspects of the construction process. During the preliminary site excavation, contamination was discovered in the soil. Harbor Architects LLC responded immediately with appropriate testing and environmental cleanup procedures. Once the cleanup phase was completed, construction was allowed to progress and the project was completed in late 2000.

  • Completion: 2000

  • Construction Cost: $250,000.00 estimated



Hazardous Materials Storage Building
Grays Harbor PUD
Aberdeen, Washington

For this project, Harbor Architects LLC provided complete architectural services to enable the construction of a new 30’ x 50’ pre-engineered metal storage building to handle PCB, hazardous and toxic waste materials. This project also involved relocation of transformer pads as well as issues arising from the proximity of both underground and overhead power lines.

  • Completion: 1999

  • Construction Cost: $145,170



Community Center
City of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Washington

A variety of improvements were needed to remove architectural barriers and address life-safety issues. Harbor Architects LLC upgraded the existing building and coordinated among the various groups utilizing this former Armory to best provide for the needs and desires of each. This project accommodated expansion into previously unused spaces and allowed for a new elevator to service all floors. Primary funding was from a $500,000.00 Community Development Block Grant.

  • Completion: 1993

  • Construction Cost: $686,000.00



Facility Reorganization and Remodeling
Evergreen Counseling Center
Hoquiam, Washington

This office has been working with Evergreen Counseling Center (ECC) since 1985 on a variety of projects that have utilized the full range of architectural services, from programming to construction administration.

In a recent endeavor, the firm worked closely with ECC personnel to develop a plan for consolidating many of their programs into two connected buildings.  Architectural challenges included the accommodation of many and varied services into one space while creating several different entrances for separate client programs.  Accessibility issues and compliance with current codes were addressed as well.  This firm organized pre-plan review meetings with City Planning and Fire officials to determine specific requirements in order to address issues as efficiently as possible.  Phase I of this project was completed by the building owner, while Phase II, involving one of the two buildings, was constructed by Coyle Construction, Inc. of Aberdeen for $249,000.



Bridge & Truck Scale
Grays Harbor PUD
Aberdeen & Hoquiam, Washington

In conjunction with our engineering consultant, Harbor Architects LLC provided support slab design to accommodate a 120,000 lb. capacity truck scale as well as a pile-supported vehicle bridge on PUD owned property. The bridge portion of the project required applying to the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife for a hydraulic project permit.

  • Completion: 1996

  • Construction Cost: $66,000









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