Location: King County, WA, USA

Problem: Technology Access Foundation prepares minority and disadvantaged youth for higher education and professional success by providing a rigorous and relevant primary and secondary curriculum. TAF has outgrown its current quarters and expects its enrollment to increase from 220 students to over 1,880 in 2011.

Client: Technology Access Foundation

Designers: The Miller|Hull Partnership, in association with Public Architecture.

Solution: Public Architecture assisted TAF with identifying and selecting Miller Hull as the project architect. The building will be LEED certified, the standard measurement for environmentally sustainable construction, and technologically state-of-the-art, featuring solar panels, ground source heat pumps, natural ventilation and lighting, and wireless technology. Salvageable material from demolished local housing and county salvage projects and yards will be used throughout. The building will also be nestled among existing trees so that no trees will be removed.

Completion: Construction is expected to begin in 2008.

For more info: Technology Access Foundation, Public Architecture

Posted May 10, 2007