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Dockside Cannabis - Ballard by Graham Baba Architects


When Dockside, a Seattle-based chain of recreational cannabis shops, sought to expand into a rapidly changing neighborhood, the challenge was how to define the brand experience within a growing and shifting cannabis marketplace. The solution was to redefine the typical shopping experience through the creation of a tranquil and inviting environment—a venue that offers a unique visual identity paired with an educationally focused customer experience.

Designed by Graham Baba Architects

The project transforms an existing, nondescript one-story building into a 1,930-square-foot shop that retains the footprint and height of the original structure to preserve the neighborhood scale. A new wood trellis and deck define the entry and provide a venue for outdoor gatherings and events. The exterior—composed of dark metal siding and roofing with corten metal accents—creates a visually quiet presence on a busy thoroughfare.