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Center for Urban Waters

Tacoma, WA

The City of Tacoma's Center for Urban Waters is the new home for the City's Environmental Services Division, a research lab for University of Washington Tacoma, and an office for the Puget Sound Partnership. The 56,000-square-foot office and laboratory building is located on the east side of the Thea Foss Waterway and is targeting LEED Platinum. Sustainable features include a low impact development site layout, raingardens, green roof and extensive daylighting.

AHBL provided civil and structural engineering services. The building opened in 2010.

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The new building is sited on a brownfield on the east side of the Thea Foss Waterway.