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Place of Hidden Waters | Puyallup Longhouse Senior/Family Housing and Community Center

Mr. Glenn led the master plan and design effort for a revitalized community for the Puyallup Housing Authority. Master planning and concept design for the buildings were completed in 2010 for an $85,000 fee in a 3 month compressed schedule (May through July) to be eligible for ARRA “shovel ready” funding. The project utilizes several green strategies, including adaptive re-use of existing structures, a super-insulated building envelope using Structural Insulated Panels, ground source heat pump system, passive solar design and orientation, native planting, rain gardens, and porous pavement. As the lead architect for the design of this new community center, housing and park for the Puyallup Tribe. The project demonstrates how an ancient culture, like the coastal Salish, can be reinterpreted in a contemporary way which serves modern needs. The plank house has been reinterpreted in this project in different ways for both the housing and the community center. The project also demonstrates the beauty and value of sustainable design, as a LEED for Homes Platinum project (and 2012 Project of the Year), which we like to bring to all of our projects.

Awards

  • 2012 LEED for Homes Innovative Project – Project of the Year
  • 2012 SEED Award for Excellence in Public Intrest Design
  • LEED Homes Platinum Certification