Kirkland Public Safety Building

Project Title: Kirkland Public Safety Building
Landscape Architect: Berger Partnership
Category: Category I - General Design over $500,000 Construction Budget
Location: Kirkland, WA
Description: In the true spirit of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, the City of Kirkland converted a former Costco Home Warehouse store into the new, efficient and centrally located Public Safety Building, housing the police, jail and courthouse. What was formerly the back of the building, lined with loading docks floating in a sea of asphalt, now serves as a welcoming entry plaza incorporating a rain garden and repurposed landscape features that exemplify the three R’s. While the concept of adaptive reuse is not new, the trend to repurpose big box warehouses and office park buildings into civic amenities such as churches, schools, libraries, museums, and even climbing gyms reinforces that continued benefit can be found in even the most ordinary building types.

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