Ship Lofts

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    Dave Shultz

    Looks like a cool project, there should be an outdoor putting green in the penthouse!

    April 15, 2021
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    Michael Givens

    Very impressive building on a site that requires creativity and vision. Love your connection to the history of the area and using the ship design is brilliant. Staying eco friendly in this industrial area is also very commendable. Good luck with the development of this project.

    April 16, 2021
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    Doug Swift

    Very forward thinking and visionary design. It is a great reuse of an otherwise bland and forlorn site. This project would make a strong visual statement that reflects the vibe the Tacoma is famous for.

    April 16, 2021
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    Sherry L. Campbell

    Wow. What an amazing eco-industrial project! I am particularly impressed with the unified, overall architectural design concept, conforming to such an odd-shaped lot. The modern, clean lines of the Ship Loft designed to appear to be floating on Thea Foss Waterway, will no doubt add panoramic vision to Tacoma’s landscape. Well-researched EI project for key investors.

    April 19, 2021
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    Richard Weathington

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    April 19, 2021
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    John Hong

    Hello David!

    Wow, very cool project and great goals to combat those bloated condos that are becoming a global social and design issue! Love the sleek design, but recently I’m on a bit of a crusade to use less glass after struggling with a recent zero-energy house in MA. Besides the energy savings, it’s a great design exercise to make glazed openings more meaningful (the teacher in me talking ;-}

    Here’s the project:

    Looking forward to being in touch and sharing more work. Congrats again on this!

    April 23, 2021
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    Kris Moe

    I enjoy the design ideas I see on your site. I’m a big fan of designing environments whether for building or parks to inspire joy and creativity in people.
    So to see your vision for the converting this odd shaped parcel into something that complements an area’s history and function while given the lucky inhabits a sense of living on a large yacht combing the coastline is refreshing. I know I for one would enjoy seeing it everyday as a neighbor or cruising past on my boat.
    As always keep on inspiring me to have architect design my next house space!

    April 24, 2021
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    James Reinhardt

    Amazing Design! Would love to be a part of this project as we are within a stone’s throw away on Harbor Island.

    -James with Pacific Sheet Metal and Fabrication

    April 25, 2021
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    Greg Gantman

    Your “Ship Concept” is amazing! The design, shapes, and use of recycling are incredible. Tacoma would begin to look and feel like a modern destination. Great use of space, technology and design. A very fundable project.

    May 2, 2021
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    Amy Breach

    Hi David!

    I love what you are putting together here, what a great utilization of space & upcycling of materials! The ship design is awesome, I love how it pays homage to our rich shipping history and gritty, industrial past…great work. From a real estate perspective, I cannot urge you to move quickly enough to get this project up and running. As you mentioned, we currently have an extreme housing shortage and a surge in work-from-home lifestyles that will not be changing any time in the immediate future. It is fantastic how your plans will promote the use of a challenging parcel and beautify the area for residents and neighbors alike. Get these plans into motion so that I can find you residents right away 🙂

    May 2, 2021
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    sean bell

    Supper creative David, and a great addition to this neighborhood and Tacoma!

    Really love the use of steel, and the generous quantity of glazing which will bring in amazing light. Also, the location and the use of, what I presume is a ‘brown site’.
    Watch out for STC (sound transmission) through the concrete floors, and the need to fireproof any structural steel that is supporting gravity loads-I imagine you want to keep the steel and concrete exposed.
    Great direction; I hope you can make it a reality!

    May 5, 2021
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    Brian Cohn


    Well done! LOVE THE DESIGN! Ship Lofts looks like a well thought out use of a tight in-fill spot.

    How can we help with your development or financing? And, the Ship design looks to be preliminary engineered already. Did you get in to do some site survey yet? What will it take to get the seller and zoning in line? How can we help?

    Your Ship Lofts design solution for this parcel is extremely creative and is exactly what is required to address the area housing shortage (and rows of bland brutish housing popping up). Ship Lofts would serve as a real beacon for the area and a great addition to Tacoma’s skyline.

    May 8, 2021

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