South Lake Union Naval Reserve Armory – Section 106 Reviews


Name: South Lake Union Naval Reserve Armory (MOHAI) – Section 106 Review

Location: Seattle, Washington
Cost: $2 million (construction)
Size: 30,000 SF
Completion Date: 2005

The South Lake Union Armory Section 106 review was one of a series of such reviews completed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X office as part of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program. Designed by Benjamin Marcus Priteca, the Art Deco / Art Moderne WPA era armory is designed with naval ship themes focusing around a large drill hall. The building is historically significant for its association with WPA era projects and as an advanced naval warfare training center during World War II in addition to it’s character as an austere Art Deco / WPA Moderne design. In this instance, proposed structural seismic improvements to the building were reviewed for impacts to the historic building.

Other projects reviewed include Skykomish River Flood Controls, Frances Anderson Community Center, and Tributary 0170.

Project completed while at URS.