Costco at Harbor Hill
Gig Harbor, WA
The Henson Company, Inc.
Architect: Contacts Without Company
The Costco at Harbor Hill in Gig Harbor rests on 17.5 acres of a 320-acre development, master-planned by the Olympic Property Group. The 152,000 s.f. warehouse is the anchor of the 23.5-acre project village comprised of five additional specialty retail buildings. The building, along with surrounding retail buildings, needed to be designed and constructed as a unified architectural expression, as required by the city. A design palette was created, integrating concrete masonry, steel, glass, and sloping metal roof forms to establish the architectural vernacular for the retail village. Five earth-tone masonry colors, in both split-face and smooth-face finish, were blended into the Costco warehouse and village design. More than 115,000 masonry units are woven into the design solution. The result is a vibrant and cohesive design which serves as a benchmark for future phases of the development