Skagit Facilities Plan and Ross Lodge

Newhalem and Diablo, WA


The towns of Newhalem and Diablo are owned and operated by Seattle City Light and have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Facilities Plan provides a strategy for managing existing and future facilities at the two company town sites, balancing the preservation of important
cultural, civic and historic functions with the long-term operational needs.


Seattle City Light’s Ross Lodge was built in 1938 as a dormitory and dining facility to support the construction of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project in the company town of Diablo.

Facilities Plan and Ross Lodge Renovation
1,500 sq ft | Ross Lodge
800 sq ft | Picnic Shelter

  • Client :Seattle City Light

The goal of the renovation project was to restore the historic structure for new use – to serve as both a Conference Center for public use and as a rental facility.


An outdoor structure in the original location of a previously demolished bunkhouse wing was created for outdoor meetings and as a picnic shelter for the community.


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