Kingston Community Center Opening
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I’m excited to announce that as of today, the Town & Country Bainbridge Renovation Project has been awarded LEED Gold certification!
Thank you to all of you for your hard work and dedication to make this a successful project. Overall, the project was awarded 65 points – a nice big buffer forLEED Gold certification (60 point required for LEED Gold).
Attached, please find the Final LEED Scorecard + LEED Gold Certification Summary to review the project’s notable achievements. A few accomplishments to note, include:
- Decreased potable water used for irrigation by over 67% from baseline
- Reduced the process water by 77% from baseline
- Installed a solar PV system to produce 33,647 kWh of electricity
- Achieved an energy performance that is 49.3% lower than ASHRAE 90.1 standards
- Diverted 96% of construction waste generated for the project
- And many, many more!
Woodland Park Zoo Sensory Garden on King 5 News
FBP facilitated a public design meeting on 10/21/15 that has put Seattle closer to getting a very special park, geared toward people with disabilities. It’s called a sensory garden and will help people with visual and hearing impairments, along with other challenges like autism. The garden is going to be an addition to the Rose Garden next to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. It will be the first of its kind in a Seattle city park. Currently still in the design phase, those who hope to use this park say it will help some enjoy outdoor experiences that most of us take for granted.
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Fort Ward Community Hall
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The Fort Ward Bakery building, which used to be the center of bread making for the enlisted men at the Fort, is being renovated and converted into a community hall for the Fort Ward area. Three Bainbridge Island firms—Wenzlau Architects, Browne Wheeler Engineers, and Fischer Bouma Partnership planning and design studio—have pledged to contribute their services to the project. Charlie Wenzlau said, “Our architecture work has always been about reinforcing what we love about our island. We are excited to be able to help preserve a piece of our island history and create a place for the community to gather.” About the three firms, he said, “These three firms have a long working relationship on a variety of projects. Given their busy schedules, I am so grateful to have the Browne Wheeler and Fischer Bouma talents as part of the team.”
Ferncliff Village Affordable Housing
Kingston Community Center & Library Groundbreaking Event
FBP has been working with Miles Yanick & Company of Bainbridge Island and the Village Green Foundation on the design of a new community center and library in the town of Kingston, WA. Groundbreaking for the facility occurred in May 2015 and the facility is expected to open in 2016.
FBP Organizes and Leads APA Conference Tour
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Have you ever visited a small community and wondered how it created a place that residents love? A place that attracts visitors and investment? FBP organized and led, on April 21st, a national APA Conference tour highlighting how citizens and government work together on projects, policies, and programs on Bainbridge Island, WA. A host committee of presenters showed the region’s successful example of sustainable, small town urbanism. Over 40 participants ferried out and back from the conference in Seattle, took a walking tour, enjoyed local ice cream, and heard about work on affordable housing, transportation choices, sustainable strategies, farming, and open space preservation.
US War Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand
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Fischer Bouma Partnership with Generator Studio Architects Selected to Submit Design for War Memorial
Fischer Bouma Partnership with Generator Studio Architects of Kansas City, MO have been commissioned by The American Battle Monuments Commission in Washington DC to submit a design for a United States War Memorial in Wellington, New Zealand. The memorial will be located in National War Memorial Park which currently contains the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the National War Memorial, the Hall of Memories and the National Carillion. The existing park is being expanded to include locations for other memorials from several other countries, including the United States. The US War Memorial will commemorate the alliance between New Zealand and the United States and remember those who have sacrificed for the United States in pursuit of democracy. According to the Memorial Park Alliance, “The park will be completed to serve as the centrepiece for the centenary commemorations of the Gallipoli landings on ANZAC day in 2015.”
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