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    Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District - Lakeway Office Building

An aging fast food restaurant was selected by the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District to become their new administrative office building. Located on Lakeway Avenue in Bellingham, the 2,320 SF building provided the location and access needed by the district. However, the configuration and size needed to be changed to meet the district’s needs.  The design  included an extensive remodel to the existing building, addition of another 1,144 SF of space , reorganization of the site to provide for both public and secured district parking, a new entry plaza, a staff outdoor lunch area and landscaping.

The exterior of the building has been completely transformed with cultured stone, bevel siding and aluminum composite material (ACM) color bands at the roof. Roof monitors and window shades that reflect light back into the building allow natural light to provide the majority of the building’s lighting during daylight hours. Soft tans and greens with natural finishes make up the interior of both district and public areas of the building. After working in a converted shop building for the last several decades, the district now has a modern and efficient facility for the public and the staff.