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Project Description

Tse-whit-zen is the site of ancient Lower Elwha Klallam Village, occupied for 3000 years before it was buried by European settlers, and infamously uncovered during an early-2000’s construction project. Now stewarded by the Tribe, Convene Founder Eric Higbee worked with Tribal members to envision how this 19 acre site could tell the stories of the past, present and future Tribe.


The master plan carefully balances supporting spaces for visitors with the rituals and customs associated with Tribal burial lands.


This project was completed under the Pomegranate Center while Convene Principal Eric Higbee was its Design and Executive Directors.

Project Details

Port Angeles, WA


Coates Design Architects (Architecture), Ridolfi Environmental (Engineering), Signal (Architecture)