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innovative illumination highlighting sustainable design

Seattle WA

Seattle Ferry Terminal


2023  AIA Seattle Honor Award



The Seattle Ferry Terminal, serving over ten million annual passengers, showcases a lighting design that blends functionality with aesthetic appeal.  Central to the design is a strategy of placing backlit yellow panels at key wayfinding points, which guide visitors efficiently and enhance the terminal's vibrant environment.


The design supports the project's sustainability goals and LEED Silver certification.  The use of simple yet creatively implemented fixtures highlights the terminal's architectural features, balancing practicality with visual intrigue.  In addition, the project meets stringent standards for safety and security, establishing the terminal as a model for high-performing and impactful architectural illumination. 

photo credit: NBBJ

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