Atwater Clearing Community Center

This design proposes a series of small interventions to improve the community spaces of a large apartment community on a small lake near Everett, Washington. We developed a language of simple gable and fence structures made of wood 2x6s spaced closely together for a dense screen. These are distributed around the site at points of interest to encourage community engagement.

This project was designed in collaboration with Dan Dizazzo, Landscape Architect

Photographs by David Lee

Render showing our entry gate design

View of the renovated mail kiosk and community center entrance with the cedar wood screen we designed

West facade of the renovated community center.  On the left is an outdoor stair to the fitness center we added to allow for 24-hour access by residents

Axonometric drawing and physical model showing our studies for the mail kiosk and BBQ shelter to be located on the grounds


Architect:     Paul Michael Davis

                   Graham Day

                   Terence Wong

                   Tiffany Chow  


Landscape   Dan Dizazzo


Structural:    Stephen T. Kicinksi, Ellisport Engineering

Contractor:   Inglewood Construction

                    Denis Holzknecht


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Name:               Atwater Clearing Community Center

Completion:      2019

Location:           Everett, WA USA

Scope:              Selective renovations at an existing apartment complex

                         including a gut renovation of the community center, a new

                         entry gate and signage, a renovated mail kiosk, and screen

                         over an existing Jersey barrier on an existing bridge

Area:                 3000 SF