entiat park | chelan PUD

entiat park | chelan PUD

Working with JA Brennen, Rich Murakami served as project architect for the designs of the restroom/shower facility and picnic shelter for the renovation of the Entiat Park Campground along the shores of the Columbia River. The stone veneer walls anchor the building into the landscape, evoking the character of the rugged Entiat River Valley, while clerestory windows along the perimeter gives the sense that the gable roof is floating, giving...

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deception pass state park | washington state parks

deception pass state park | washington state parks

This civil engineering project relocated the main entry into the popular Deception Pass State park. Rich Murakami was part of the team and responsible for the architectural design of the Ranger Contact Station and a new restroom facility at the south end of the Deception Pass Bridge. Developed in the 1930s, the park’s structures were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) using copious amounts of wood and stone. The designs for the...

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gwinwood christian camp and conference center

gwinwood christian camp and conference center

Rich Murakami was part of a team that developed a master plan for this 29 acre retreat located in Lacey, WA which has been preserved in its natural state through stewardship and teaching about the natural world. Located on Lake Hick, the property includes 650 feet of developed waterfront and over 700 feet of natural waterfront, including significant shoreline along the Hicks Lake wetland. This year round facility includes both tent/RV camping as...

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ebey waterfront park | city of marysville, WA

ebey waterfront park | city of marysville, WA

Starting as a vision of city leaders in the 1940s, Ebey Waterfront Park is a 5.4-acre intertidal marine park that provides access to boaters anglers, and hunters, while also serving as a catlyst project for downtown revitalization. The site was flat and without any distinguishable natural features. Hence the restroom was viewed as an opportunity to introduce a strong visual presence. The park is at Marysville’s prime waterfront location,...

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jack block park | port of Seattle

jack block park | port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle’s Jack Block Park provides a landscaped pedestrian/bicycle path around the perimeter of the Terminal 5 site, and introduces new public access to the industrial south shore of Elliot Bay. The project includes a view tower, park entry structures, information kiosks, and two comfort stations. The project presented a design challenge, due to environmental concerns of the site being predominately over an old city landfill and...

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log boom park restroom | city of kenmore, WA

log boom park restroom | city of kenmore, WA

Located at the north end of Lake Washington shoreline, along the Burke Gilman Trail, Rich Murakami designed this restroom facility to fit within the constraints of this tight linear park. Given a limited budget, he was challenged to come up with an innovative design using non-traditional materials composed in a design appropriate for the City’s waterfront park. The design was voted “Best place to pee along the Burke Gilman Trail” by the...

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angle lake park | city of seatac, WA

angle lake park | city of seatac, WA

Rich Murakami, associate principal of Rolluda Architects, first started working with the City of SeaTac on this lakefront park when he designed a performance stage for their popular “music in the park” series. This was followed by a multi-phased project where he designed a restroom facility, arbors and several picnic shelters in the craftsman aesthetic desired by the...

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