City of Seattle, WA

Pier 46 Conceptual Design Study

“Transforming Seattle’s Waterfront with Multi-Purpose Pier Development

We have developed preliminary concepts for the redevelopment of Seattle’s waterfront at Pier 46. Now home to the Port of Seattle, our study focuses on big idea concepts for repurposing the site from maritime freight operations to
cruise ship and tourism-based operations.

The 88-acre site is strategically situated near downtown Seattle, Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field, Pioneer Square, and the International District. Key land uses proposed in our urban design include infrastructure improvements, a waterfront park, cruise ship terminals, a new convention center and headquarters hotel, a 20,000-seat NHL arena, residential, retail, office, entertainment, and parking facilities. Positioned to be a gateway to Asia, the repurposed port could generate up to $25 million annually from leasing activity and mixed-use development, based on comparable recent successes at the Port of San Diego.


City of Seattle


Seattle, WA


Unbuilt Work/ Design Studies