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Suquamish Museum ©Photography by Benjamin Benschneider © Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Suquamish Museum

Overview

The Suquamish Museum plays a crucial role in preserving the heritage and artifacts of the Suquamish people while creating an interactive environment that proclaims the living history of the tribe in a sustainably designed environment. Nestled in the forest, the new museum replaces the existing tribal museum and includes a gift shop, performance and educational spaces, exhibit galleries, artifact storage, botanical garden and craft workspace to promote educational activities such as wood carving and craft making. Sustainable design features are incorporated and serve as a simple and elegant shell to help explain and protect the history of the Suquamish people.

Awards

2013 AIA Washington Civic Design Awards – Citation Award

Specifications

  • Client: Suquamish Tribe
  • Size: 9,000 sf
  • Certifications: LEED Gold Certification
  • Location: Suquamish, Washington

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