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  • Client

    City of Seattle

  • Architect


  • Location

    Seattle, WA

  • Space

    12-acre site | 54,000 SF
    Custom-built training space

  • Market

    Non-Profit, Civic

  • Features

    LEED Silver

The City of Seattle’s Joint Training Facility project, built as a new 54,000 SF campus on a 12-acre site in south Seattle, combined field and classroom training space for the Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Department of Transportation into a single, more efficient and cost-effective facility.

The complex site includes a two-story burn building, a six-story drill tower, a high-bay fire apparatus which replicates a fire station, an emergency vehicle accident prevention course, a bridge overpass prop, trench-digging and confined space rescue props, and a 22,600 SF classroom training facility.

Substantial erosion control was required since an aquifer on the northwest side of the site fed a meandering stream that eventually spilled into a hard pipe leading to the Duwamish waterway. Initially, we protected the stream from adjacent construction activities by temporary fencing. Later, channels, berms and swales were constructed to redirect any surface water away from the stream and into a collection pond where the fine silt can settle out before distribution offsite. Daily inspections and turbidity testing ensured that our erosion control plan was effective.

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