Owner: City of Edmonds
MLA Engineering provided structural engineering design services for an open 28’x40’ log-framed picnic shelter and two kiosks. The structures provided an opportunity to design with exposed steel plate bolted connections. The expression of the bolts and steel plates, enhanced with black coating to be in contrast to the natural wood tones, was developed in conjunction with the architectural design. Durable cast-in- place concrete features include a sink and counter in the shelter area, cantilever retaining walls, and seating areas throughout the site.