Among the goals for this new office building design was to enhance Washington State Public Utilities Districts Association’s public image as a good steward of both their financial resources and the environment. WPUDA has broadened its leadership role in these areas by demonstrating that prudent, sustainable design is "practical thinking" not "fringe thinking". The 12,000 sf office building plus enclosed parking garage, is the first LEED Platinum certified building in the State of Washington.
The design addresses the functional program, site constraints, sustainable design issues and context with adjacent historical residential buildings. While not trying to replicate the design of the adjacent buildings, the design is complimentary in massing and detailing. Features include sloped, hip and gable roof lines; residential scale windows; building modulation and residential massing; masonry, lap siding and wood trim; and deep overhangs with roof brackets.