City of University Place Civic Building
University Place, Washington
Paul Brienen is the Engineer of Record for the centerpiece of the Town Center development on Bridgeport Avenue in University Place. Key elements to this project include a three-story glass-enclosed atrium with wood-trimmed front bents, a feature lobby fireplace, and a central elevated roof section that continues down the spine of the structure with curved glulam beams and tongue-and-groove decking. This 61,000 square foot facility houses the offices for the City, a Pierce County Public Library, and has street-level commercial spaces. This project was developed by the City to serve as the first phase of significant public and private development in this area.
The building is a steel frame with concrete-on-metal deck floors and a concrete core wall lateral system. Schedule was a significant project priority for this project, with all construction team members streamlining were possible. The use of full-height self-consolidating concrete to cast the core walls three stories tall in a single pour provided significant construction schedule savings and contributed to the overall success of the project.
City of University Place
Helix Design Group
Jody Miller Construction
Square Footage: 61,000 sq. ft.