Fisherman's Terminal


Fisherman’s Terminal is home to hundreds of working fishing boats that spend months on the open sea near Alaska. The two-story, 62,000 square-foot structural-steel building is supported by an extensive pile-supported concrete slab next to the water’s edge. To celebrate the traditional gable shapes of shoreline warehouses of the past, a unique system of mechanical equipment well slabs are hung from the steel bar joist roof structure and screened by the natural profile of the gable. This mixed-use Port of Seattle facility contains offices as well as a seafood restaurant, fish market and terminal support services.  

photography by Janette Ryan