Edgewood City Hall
Soon after incorporation in 1996, the City of Edgewood developed a master plan that concentrated projected growth along the Meridian Avenue
corridor and established a Civic Center at the heart of the plan. A nine-acre agricultural site along a knoll was selected as the site for
Civic Park and a new 15,000-square-foot City Hall planned by Miller Hull in association with Bruce Dees and Associates, Landscape Architects.
The city building includes a community meeting hall, council chambers, administration, finance, building, and planning departments, as well
as a Pierce County Police precinct. An additional feature is leasable commercial office space that will be reclaimed in the future for city
staff growth. The conversion of an existing wood barn into a farmer's market, linked with outdoor gathering spaces, a passive park trail
system and a civic lawn, create a vibrant public amenity on the site.
Storm water from the parking areas, roads and building roofs will be collected into rainwater gardens that filter before sending the runoff
back into the on-site soils. The building is oriented to maximize solar orientation and views while employing daylighting and natural
ventilation strategies to both reduce the energy footprint of the building, and create a healthy working environment for the building users.
A mixed-mode mechanical system may be shut down when conditions are right for natural ventilation activating operable clerestory windows to
evacuate warm air from the work spaces. Ground source wells are drilled in the Civic Park to draw from the constant temperature of the earth
to provide a highly-efficient fossil-fuel free mechanical system. Wind turbines placed on the knoll are planned to supplement the building's