Practice: Architecture

Founded: 1968

Leadership: Gary W. Chandler

McGranahan Architects: Denney Juvenile Justice Center  Snohomish County
Photo by Kevin McGowan
McGranahan Architects: Denney Juvenile Justice Center Snohomish County

"Market vitality has certainly decreased in the last year and a half," said principal Michael McGavock. The staff size is down by two this year, to a total of 27, with $5 million in gross fees. Tacoma-based McGranahan's primary markets are schools, community and technical college buildings, campus master planning in the Tacoma and Pierce County area.

"Our public sector clients are relying more and more on alternative project delivery methods. General contractor-construction manager project delivery is on the rise in larger cities, counties and universities," added McGavock.

Examples of recent projects include the 124-bed Denney Juvenile Justice Center, Snohomish County; Aviation Center, Clover Park Technical College, which will house airframe/powerplant repair and commercial pilot training programs; Redmond Junior High School, Lake Washington School District, a new school building with six classroom/lab clusters to support distinct communities of learners; and the Bone-Dry Shoe Building, offices of McGranahan Architects and the rehabilitation of a former shoe factory built in the 1920s.

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