Lummi Tribal Center

Client: Lummi Nation
Location: Bellingham, Washington  
Completion Date: June 14, 2013

McCormack Landscape Architecture designed the landscape for the recently completed Lummi Tribal Center. The site was an existing forested area with several wetlands. Many of the larger cedar and maple trees were protected during construction, and were integral to the landscape master plan.
The view out to the garden from the second story balcony features Lummi canoes and cultural exhibits.
The landscape design features two matching sign walls that flank the main entry from Kwina Road. As you drive along the divided entry road, eight Lummi totem figures will greet visitors and tribal employees. A circular interpretive garden is adjacent to the building's main entry. A gazebo, wetland overlook, interpretive trail and salmon BBQ area were part of the master plan, and will be installed at a future date. The planting design features a variety of indigenous plants that are important in Lummi culture. The Grand Opening Celebration was held on June 14, 2013, and included tours of the new center and an amazing performance of the new tribal anthem by Lummi Elders.
Landscape Master Plan

Landscape Architect: McCormack Landscape Architecture
Architect: Group West Companies