American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards, Waste and Stormwater National Finalist, Gold Award, 2012
Northwest Construction Consumer Council Distinguished Project Awards, Green Project of the Year, 2011
Unified Design Language
Wastewater treatment requires a complex series of buildings, tanks and basins to be successful. A simple, clear, and consistent aesthetic using concrete panels, clear glass, and exposed steel unites this significant project into a unified whole.
Not many wastewater treatment facilities can boast recommendations from Trip Advisor, but the experience at Brightwater is as inspiring to visitors as it is to staff. The design achieves efficiency, facilitates maintenance and operations, maximizes daylighting, ensures employee safety, and incorporates diverse public art installations.
Protecting Health and Environment
Brightwater uses the largest installation of membrane bioreactors in the world to treat 36 million gallons per day of effluent to high quality standards exceeding those required by law. The project restores natural systems of the site, formerly an auto junkyard, and engages the community with educational opportunities along trails and in the adjacent LEED Platinum Brightwater Center.