Making Waves

SMA in the news:

  • Pacific Maritime Magazine spotlighted the importance of maritime training in the Puget Sound region and the opportunities the new SMA facility will provide to the maritime industry.

  • The green roof, a sustainable feature of the building, was highlighted in an article by LiveRoof.
  • The christening and unveiling made headlines in The Seattle Times.

Seattle Maritime Academy, a maritime education and training program of Seattle Central College, recently dedicated a new facility designed by Schreiber Starling Whitehead Architects at its campus in Ballard. Members of the SSW Architects team were on hand for the dedication, where Seattle Central College president, Dr. Sheila Edwards, christened the building in maritime tradition by smashing a bottle of champagne on a column at the entry to the building. 

Among the features provided to train current and future mariners is a state-of-the-art simulation room, complete with 180 degrees of screens to simulate a ship's piloting deck. Though the simulator itself is stationary, the navigation conditions it creates are realistic enough to warrant a word of warning:  those with motion sickness issues should steer clear of this room!