JOINT TRAINING FACILITY
Letter of Commendation and a Citation of Outstanding Design from the Seattle Design Commission
The new 43,677 gross square foot, City of Seattle Joint Training Facility (JTF) supports the necessary training activities for the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Public Utilities. The site selected by the City of Seattle for the project was an abandoned sand and gravel pit with a very high ground water table. A primary component of the project was to heal and restore as much of the site as possible to its natural ecosystem. Nearly 50% of the site is required to be impervious to support heavy apparatus. Rainwater was designed to be collected (site capacity of 12.9 million gallons), filtered, treated and stored to supplement the training water reducing the demand on the city water system.
This facility has been certified as LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council.
TCA Architecture provided consulting services to Boxwood for this project.