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Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

Mukilteo, WA

23,500 SF


Washington State Department of Transportation

  • Ferry terminal building

  • Supervisors building and toll plaza

  • Maintenance facility

  • Over-water passenger loading facility

  • Provisions for a future second loading area


With the job of transporting 4 million riders a year, the Mukilteo Ferry needs smooth loading and unloading of cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles. The design for their new terminal manages to package clear yet separated circulation for riders from three directions-State Route 525, an adjacent Sound Transit station, and a future waterfront park-while also incorporating an aesthetic that respects the site's historical and tribal significance.

The design, developed by Tiscareno Associates in conjunction with LMN Architects, was a deeply collaborative process with Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries, and other state and federal agencies. Careful attention to sustainability and environmental impact on sensitive waterfront led to creative solutions such as daylighting, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaics, radiant heating, and natural ventilation to reduce power consumption and improve customer comfort.



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