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The first major county facility to be built in Goldendale in about 80 years. David Sauter, County Commissioner
Klickitat County Services Center slideshow image
Klickitat County Services Center slideshow image
Klickitat County Services Center slideshow image
Klickitat County Services Center slideshow image
Klickitat County Services Center slideshow image
Klickitat County Services Center slideshow image
Klickitat County Services Center

Klickitat County Services Center

Designed as a flexible, modern workplace that supports important administrative functions, the new County building will co-locate multiple agencies under one roof to facilitate coordination between departments.

Having operated for many years in outdated buildings with few amenities or modern conveniences, the County was able to raise the necessary capital through bond financing to plan their new administrative center. TVA engaged with County staff and the public in several visioning exercises that helped drive the project development and approach. As part of the overall land-use plan, several existing buildings were removed, new parking lots were created, and reconstruction of streets and parks surrounding the historic courthouse were planned.

The new County Services Building will also serve to co-locate various County departments including Building Inspection & Planning, Juvenile Services, Public Health, and Senior Services, and consolidate these separate programs into one building to facilitate access by the community. Key to the planning process, and part of the massing studies, was rethinking the relationships between the existing courthouse, jail, and public park, which all share the same downtown block. Additionally, an integrated approach to access control and security was important to staff and users alike.

The building will be constructed using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) that will reduce onsite labor costs and construction time. The use of high efficiency heating and cooling systems will help extend the service life of systems, and lower operating costs.

Client
Klickitat County
Location
Goldendale, Washington
Date
In progress
Size
38,000 sq ft
Tim Wybenga, Pam Saftler, Dimitri Englert, Spencer Russell, Richard Rapp, John Gonzales