Tacoma Public Utilities Admin Complex


The 120,000 square-foot, three-story headquarters for Tacoma Public Utilities addressed several unique requirements. Included was the need to introduce an essential facility-level Emergency Operations Dispatch Center adjacent to—and seismically isolated from—the office building. Additionally, a two-story sky bridge that spans over the parking lot to the existing main building was designed to be erected as one element, which reduced the project schedule. PCS introduced a central concrete core lateral system which complemented the continuous “through tube” Centria exterior cladding system.

photography by Janette Ryan