UP Civic Center


The University Place Civic Center consists of a 61,000 square-foot civic building on top of an existing transit garage with an ambitious design and construction schedule. The city of University Place utilized a phased design and bidding process to release separate public bid packages for the garages, concrete cores, structural steel, metal deck and remaining shell and core. This saved several months on the construction schedule. The structure became the architecture as long-span, arched glulam beams create an iconic high ceiling entrance lobby. Additional glulam structural framing was used in conjunction with the glass store front to create a lantern style main entry.

photography by Janette Ryan