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May 27, 2016
Ivar’s Pier 54 restaurant renovation
General contractor: W.G. Clark Construction
Primary designers: Mithun, CB Anderson Architects
The Ivar’s Pier 54 restaurant renovation involved structural upgrades, a building-envelope renovation and construction of a new full-service restaurant at historic Pier 54. Coordination of construction activities involved working with many groups, including the Landmarks Preservation Board, Department of Planning and Development, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle City Light, Puget Sound Energy, marine piling contractors, the Elliott Bay Seawall team and over 36 specialty contractors.
Starting in October 2014, W.G. Clark focused on the new 19,200-square-foot Ivar’s Acres of Clams restaurant and their outside Fish Bar. These two elements had to be ready by July 1, 2015, for the critical summer tourist season and the “grand reopening” of the Seattle waterfront.
After July 1, work continued on the building envelope and construction of Ivar’s corporate offices and future tenant-improvement spaces. This involved wood framing, concrete curbs, windows and doors, a waterproof barrier, inboard/outboard insulation and new exterior siding that matched the profile of the original pier construction.
Work was completed on Dec. 31.