The City of Seattle Joint Training Facility Campus provides a versatile, complex and durable training center for the members of the Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Public Utilities, and the Seattle Department of Transportation.
The project team coined the phrase "Triple Duty" as a theme for the project as a result of City Departments partnering together to develop a project that is multi-use in nature, thus saving valuable resources and reducing the overall campus size. The 12.6-acre site, at the edge of Seattle City Limits, incorporates natural onsite water as it engages and moves through the site in an operational and resourceful fashion.
Working with Boxwood Architects, this project will become the first LEED Silver Certified Training Facility in the country.
The facility includes:
Classroom building Mock fire station Two towers Urban road prop with a bridge Confined space and rescue props Waste water props Auto extrication/ foam area Digging prop EVAP pad Rope rescue prop
Snoqualmie Pump Stations
TCA provided architectural design services for this project which included two wastewater lift stations in public settings. The existing on-grade shed structures were removed and new elevated structures with enclosed emergency electrical power generators were constructed to provide pump access above the river flood level.
Pump Station 3, located prominently in a central city park, was designed to integrate with and enhance existing park structures. Pump Station 4 provides the same improvements with a slightly different configuration to suit site conditions.
The design was subject to the local design review process.
Ronald Wastewater, Maintenance and Storage
The unique design approach for this facility utilizes materials that are not limited by “standard” pre-manufactured metal building design and the incorporation of “green” materials throughout the facility. The resulting cost eﬀective yet custom design blends into the neighborhood while also improving the safety of vehicle & pedestrian traﬃc.
The exterior colors chosen are light & warm in tone which reﬂect the residential character of the area. The two buildings comprise of 5,232 SF, one as high bay and one as low bay storage, both with metal siding, composite panels, metal rooﬁng and vinyl windows.
Lake Stevens Wastewater Dist. Facilities
Lake Stevens, WA
TCA provided the architectural design for a new treatment facility including Headworks, Primary Eﬄuent Screening, Digester, Equipment, Generator & Administration buildings.
TCA’s primary responsibility was for the architectural design of the new 3,400 SF Administration Building which included oﬃce, control, lab, crew break room, restroom, locker, shower, mechanical and electrical functions. The coordinated design of the plant structures was an important aspect of the overall project.
Seattle City Light Decant Facility
This new facility provides City Light with its own vactor vehicle dump site for decanting, filtering and treating to meet environmental discharge requirements at the South Service Center. The facility accepts electrical vault hydro-excavation waste from vactor trucks within the utility’s service area and contains both indoor and outdoor use areas.
Outdoor areas include sloped concrete pads, adjustable gates, and baffled vaults for sediment retention and settling. The facility also contains an indoor treatment room that includes equipment designed for additional sediment filtration, oil and grease separation, an automated backwash filtrating system, activated carbon filtration, and small workstation for record keeping and water sample preparation. After completing the treatment process filtered water is then temporarily stored in two 4,000 gallon holding tanks for testing and, ultimately, discharge to the sanitary sewer system.
The project also includes the design and construction of a 4,500 SF vehicle storage building.
The facility is located on a large, developed site and will replace already existing permeable surface. The building foundation includes auger-cast pilings and grade beams, and the exterior concrete and metal materials. The facility was designed to be low-cost and low-maintenance with an emphasis on reliability and successful sediment and contamination removal.
The entire project was conducted within 8 weeks, and facility design began with a site alternatives analysis. The scope of the project includes complete construction documents, specifications, start-up and commissioning assistance and additional facilities including indoor vactor truck storage.