Issaquah Highlands Self-Storage Building

We recently finished a new self storage building in Issaquah located at 910 NE High Street. The building stands 6-stories (68,700 S.F.) and contains a leasing office, hundreds of storage spaces of various sizes, and a separate retail space on the ground floor. The building was fitted onto a narrow site that is roughly 50ft. x 250ft. The nature of this site lead to some creative design solutions, such as a cantilever along the street side, that was necessary to fit everything into the building that was desired. To date this is the tallest building that we have designed here at Magellan Architects!

View from street corner. Photo Credit:_______

View from street corner. Photo Credit: Bernie Derke

The general contractor for this project was Foushee and Associates and the architectural design for the most part was a collaborative effort from multiple people at our firm. Below is a couple of pictures showing the erection of some large concrete tilt up panels.

Photo Credit: Kristie McLean (

Photo Credit: Kristie McLean (

Photo Credit: Kristie McLean (

Photo Credit: Kristie McLean (

And finally a picture of the completed interior. Stay tuned for future completed project profiles!

Photo Credit: _______

Photo Credit: Bernie Derke


Magellan Crew tackles Multifamily Housing

All photo credit Habitat for Humanity East King County

On the first real spring day, a crew of 5 Magellan employees and friends joined with Habitat for Humanity East King County to work on their ambitious Issaquah Highlands project. The building –  a duplex with stellar views of downtown Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula is in the process of installing exterior sheathing. Windows had just been installed and interior work is slated to commence soon. We worked on window trim and corner trim (and our tans!).

Our crew worked alongside other volunteers from around the community as well as a team of full time Americorps participants. We worked mainly with Liz, a full time Habitat EKC employee who was fun, upbeat, and knowledgeable about the projects.

Bob sizes up the trim

Dirk serious at the chop saw

Pedro rules the scaffold

What a great way to kick off the summer of DIY!

What a beautiful day!