As part of the Wastewater Treatment Facility, Brightwater Center is a place that brings people together to learn about energy, water, sustainability and how these issues flow through every community. Designed to meet LEED® Platinum standards, the facility uses 75% less energy than other educational and office facilities. All heat and hot water is supplied by renewable sources, and extensive daylighting is employed in all spaces. Reclaimed wood, polished concrete and insulated concrete masonry units provide warm and durable materials that serve multiple purposes in the appearance and function of the buildings. In collaboration with CH2M Hill, Brown and Caldwell, Hargreaves Associates and Streeter & Associates.
- Mithun (Architecture)
- Hargreaves Associates (Master Planning, Landscape Architecture)
- CH2M Hill and Brown & Caldwell (Engineering)
- Streeter & Associates (Associate Architect)
- Ellen Sollod, Jann Rosen-Queralt, Buster Simpson (Public Art Master Plan )
Exhibit Design Guidelines:
AIA Washington – Civic Design Awards: Excellence in Masonry
Michael Popiwny, Architectural Design and Mitigation Manager for King County, discusses the Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center.
- Client: King County Metro, Wastewater Management Division
- Size: 15,000 sf
- Certifications: Awarded LEED Platinum Certification, 2012
- Location: Woodinville, Washington