Green Futures Design and Research Lab

Coupeville Stormwater Park

Inspired by the urban design and water quality projects represented in the Waterfront Case Studies booklet as part of the Waterfront Stormwater Solutions research, the GFL designed multi-functional stormwater treatment systems that collect, clean, cool and recycle stormwater at the end of the pipe before it is released into the Puget Sound.  Along with water treatment benefits, the system also provides aesthetic, educational, recreational and habitat value.

The GFL, in partnership with the Town of Coupeville, SvR Design, the Russell Family Foundation, the Bullitt Foundation, WA Department of Ecology and the WA Sea Grant, is constructing a pilot project in the Town of Coupeville to test the capacity for subsurface wetlands to treat stormwater along the waterfront.

This project won an “Excellence on the Waterfront” Student Honor Award for Leslie Batten’s MLA thesis design, advised by Nancy Rottle, and a WASLA Professional Honor Award in the Research, Planning and Analysis category.

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Waterfront Stormwater Solutions

Waterfront Stormwater Solutions

Waterfront Stormwater Solutions

To address water quality pollution of Puget Sound, the GFL is creating a series of collaborative research projects designed to develop holistic solutions to filter, clean and recycle stormwater at the urban waterfront area.

Reflections: People on the Waterfront

Reflections: People on the Waterfront

Reflections: People on the Waterfront

A planning study envisioning public rights-of-way “shoreline street ends” in Seattle as treasured community open spaces, and researching their potential to affect individual and community health and wellbeing.