Completed in 1960 by Juki Iida, the Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum is regarded as one of the ten best Japanese Gardens outside of Japan. This project replaced a collection of structures (ticket booth, gate, portable toilets, and maintenance shed) into a unified new entry gate structure. The landscape was redesigned to integrate the new entry facility with the existing site features. Visitors take a short journey to the gate on an indirect path that opens upon a plaza leading to the restrooms, gift shop and ticket booth.
Location: Seattle, Washington
Client: Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation