TECHNOLOGY ACCESS FOUNDATION | SEATTLE, WA
Owner: Technology Access Foundation
Client: Miller Hull Partnership
SvR Role: Subconsultant - Civil Engineering & Landscape Architecture
Start Date: 2005
End Date: 2012
Awards: 2013 Seattle AIA Honorable Mention
Located in the existing landscape of King County’s Lakewood Park, The Technology Access Foundation’s (TAF) new home provides classroom space for the foundation as well as community meeting space for the neighborhood. This project is a successful example of King County Parks’ public/private partnerships that achieves a win-win solution for both TAF and Lakewood Park.
The primary goal of marrying the learning center and the existing park – undulating lawn and trees – was achieved by nestling the building into the landform, preserving existing trees, and connecting the building to parking with a land bridge.
Planting adjacent to the building was minimized to emphasize the placement of building form into the landscape. Roof run-off is collected and sent to a stormwater planter set into the building form providing seasonal interest adjacent to the center’s outdoor terrace. Parking lot plantings emphasize drought tolerant materials with native and adapted plants.