Lakeside West

Seattle, Washington

Lakeside West

Setting up seven floors of scaffolding is a snap, unless the building juts out over the water. The scope of this project consisted of a railing system remodel, partition repair and exterior paint for the entire building - half of which is balanced on pilings above the surface of Lake Washington. In order to access the western elevation of the building, we extended heavy beams from the lower level parking area and used them to create a base for scaffolding. Even so, some of the work had to be conducted from the deck of a barge floating on the lake. The design-built rail system required care to choose materials that would hold up to waterfront exposure and successfully attach to the existing posts.

Owner
Lakeside West HOA
Architect
Graham Baba Architects
Lakeside West