Deception Pass State Park

washington state parks & recreation

The project involved the relocation of the main entry into the popular Deception Pass State Park. Rich Murakami, while at Arai Jackson Ellison Murakami, was 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 Ranger Contact Station and restroom took cues from the CCC structures by incorporating similar materials and architectural expression.

Type: Parks + Recreation                                  Client: Washington State Parks & Recreation

Location: Oak Harbor, WA                                Project Lead: Rich Murakami (while at Arai Jackson                                                                                                                                Ellison Murakami)

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