Edmonds Ferry Terminal

Edmonds, Washington
Owner: Washington State Ferries

Low-slung architecture is sensitive to a beach town context and striking natural environment. Prior pedestrian access to ferry boats was exposed to the elements. The facility now provides safe, ADA-compliant pedestrian access.

David Clinkston was lead designer, while with Hewitt Isley Architects

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The Washington State Ferry Terminal at Edmonds is central to a multimodal hub that connects Snohomish County's Community Transit and King County Metro Transit buses with Amtrak passenger rail and Sound Transit commuter rail service.

The design responds to an extremely narrow site with strict environmental concerns. The low-slung architecture is sensitive to the beach town aesthetic and striking natural environment, while also meeting the functional and utilitarian requirements of a transportation facility. The terminal provides ADA-compliant ferry boat access for pedestrians that is separate from vehicle traffic.

Prime Consultant
CH2MHill Engineers

Hewitt Isley Architects was a subconsultant

2000 Design for Transportation National Award of Merit, USDOT