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Environmental Works Community Design Center

Environmental Works Community Design Center

Nonprofit architecture firm Environmental Works provides complete architectural and planning services to Washington State nonprofits using community design, which engages facility users in the design process. We collaborate with nonprofits and their constituents to create spaces that are environmentally sensitive, socially responsible, and ideally suited to the users' culture and needs.

402 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112-4505

Contact

Roger Tucker
Direct line: (206) 787-1370
Fax: (206) 329-5494

Expertise

Facilitation

  • Community meetings/hearings

Facilities

  • Architecture & engineering
  • Facility planning

About Environmental Works Community Design Center

Founded in 1970, Environmental Works is a non-profit Community Design Center dedicated to providing architectural services to under-served populations.

The firm works throughout Washington State, handling projects such as:
• Multi-family housing
• Mixed use design facilities
• Child care centers
• Health clinics
• Community centers
• Food banks

Our professional architectural, planning, and consulting services focus on improving physical, social, and economic environments through sustainable practices. Our staff of fifteen includes five licensed architects and six LEED Accredited Professionals.

Environmental Works' services include:
• Existing condition surveys/capital needs assessments
• Evaluation of physical and organizational needs
• Site/zoning analysis
• Complete architectural services
• Programming
• Budgeting and scheduling
• Environmentally sensitive design (LEED and other)
• Socially responsible design (SEED)

“The team at EW was a joy to work with. They were respectful of our needs, supportive of our ambitious goals and patient in guiding us through two complex projects. They have the ability to bring together talented teams who can work effectively to create vibrant facilities that serve the needs of a diverse community.”

– Mark Okazaki, Executive Director, Neighborhood House (Rainier Vista and High Point Centers)

“EW went to considerable lengths to ensure a great solution for the future residents, for the building and the site, and accomplished a sensitive fit with the neighborhood.”

– Scott Kirkpatrick, Former Sound Transit TOD Manager (Korean Women’s Association’s Senior City – senior housing, community meeting, social service offices)

“The Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority worked with Environmental Works on the Elder Healthy Home and is working with them now on our Tahoma Longhouse project. For each project, the Tribe had high goals for sustainable and culturally responsive design which were exceeded by EW’s team. Both projects were designed in a very collaborative manner through a series of programming workshops and design options that allowed us to develop the projects to meet our specific requirements.”

– Annette Bryan, Former Executive Director, Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority
 
For more information on our work, please visit http://eworks.org/projects/

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigrant and refugee
  • Research
  • Senior services
  • Social services - general

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Negotiable
  • Not to exceed
  • Pro bono

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Association of Community Design Centers
  • Seattle-King County Housing Development Consortium

County Availability

  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum
  • Whatcom

County Experience

  • Chelan
  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Thurston
  • Whatcom
  • Whitman
  • Yakima

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