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    Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District - Original Concept

The Driftmier Architects originally worked with the Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District on master planning, schematic design and the development of construction drawings for a new headquarters facility project on the District's existing site.  The plan for the District facilities included three new buildings: a 12,000 square foot office building, a 7,700 square foot operations and vehicle storage building and a pump house/generator shed. 

The original project included the design of many sustainable techniques and products in an effort to protect the Lake Whatcom watershed and decrease overall future maintenance costs.  Low impact development techniques such as rain gardens, storm water reuse and green roofs were included to minimize storm water impacts to the watershed.  In addition, other sustainable practices and materials were utilized in the design such as radiant floors, daylighting, low-emitting finishes and natural ventilation for cooling.

Due to a potential merger, this original project was cancelled.  However, The Driftmier Architects is currently working with the District on the design of a new administration building on a separate site.  Renderings of the new project can be seen under "Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District (new)".