Center for Wooden Boats Wins AIA Washington Council Civic Design Honor Award
On September 26, Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats (led by principal/owner Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA) was honored with an AIA Washington Council Civic Design Honor Award. This program showcases design excellence in public projects across the State of Washington, emphasizing sustainability, innovation, building performance and community integration.
The new Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats was carefully sited to fit within the existing park at Lake Union, while also presenting a more visible face to the city beyond. The building itself performs like a boat – users tune and transform it as they might trim sails, working with natural forces to optimize performance under changing conditions. In design and operation, the building is a direct response to CWB’s mission: a hands-on community gathering space for people of all ages to grow, learn and connect with the environment.
We are delighted to share the honor of this award with our valued partners and clients.
Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, Washington, USA
Design Principal: Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA
Principal: Steven Rainville, AIA, LEED® AP
Project Architect: Angus MacGregor, RIBA, LEED® AP BD+C
Architectural Staff: Derek Santo, Dawn McConaghy and Simon Clews
Building Performance: Vikram Sami, AIA, BEMP, LEED® AP
Hanging Boat Installation: Tom Kundig, Alan Maskin and Angus MacGregor
Gizmo Design: Phil Turner with KB Architectural Services
General Contractor: Schuchart
Civil and Structural Engineer: KPFF
Mechanical Engineer: WSP
Electrical Engineer, Lighting Design and Acoustic Consultant: Stantec
Geotech Consultant: Adapt Engineering
Gizmo Fabrication: Alpine Welding
Building Envelope: RDH