City of Seattle Parks & Recreation

Discover Park: Building Envelopes & Renovations

The City of Seattle Parks & Recreation Department (City) requested our expertise to remediate and restore 3 structures located at Discovery Park, the largest city park in Seattle. The structures, including the Guardhouse, Bus Stop and Chapel, were originally built when the park was part of Fort Lawton, a US Army base used in both world wars. All 3 buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The team provided design and construction administration services for the project as an on-call consultant. Hazardous materials abatement occurred at all 3 structures. Each building was properly enclosed to allow for removal and disposal of the hazardous lead paint according to local, state and federal regulations. Once the structures were prepared and primed, they were painted and brought back to their previous glory.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Obtained all local, state and federal approvals for the project, including compliance with Section 106 historic preservation requirements.
  • Managed hazardous materials abatement to protect the historic wood structures from further deterioration until funding can be procured for full interior restorations.
  • Maintained the architectural and historical integrity of each structure.