Tokeland Tsunami Tower Conceptual Design

The Tokeland community and nearby communities on the Washington coast are susceptible to tsunamis induced by earthquakes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. A vertical evacuation tower provides refuge from a tsunami in areas where reaching high ground is not possible in the time between the earthquake and the tsunami.

Degenkolb worked with the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe On a conceptual design for a tsunami vertical evacuation tower on the Tokeland Peninsula. The structure was designed to provide refuge for over 400 people and was recently awarded a FEMA grant to fund the design and construction cost.

Client Shoalwater Bay Tribe,
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