Perched on top of a hill with a spectacular view of the Bay and surrounding woodlands, is the Tulalip Administration Building in Tulalip Washington.
Four things we love about this structure:
- Local artists created light fixtures, patterned glass and ceremonial doors.
- Gathering places everywhere.
- Built by the Tribe and local Tulalip members
- Sustainable strategies: Rain gardens, automated windows for natural cooling, geothermal, overhangs and daylight harvesting.
The 74,000 sq.ft building holds tribal government offices and all band services, offering ease of coordination for members. This structure replaces 65 older buildings, providing offices for 24 departments and 200 employees. It is designed after the longhouse, with themes of cedar, water and the bay.
Photo credits: AIA Seattle + Mithun