M.J. Takisaki Inc. has broken ground on Shoreline Water District’s new office and administrative center at 1519 NE 177th Street in Shoreline, WA. The project bid on July 17 and Takisaki was the lowest responsible bidder with a bid of $2,763,700. Designed by The Driftmier Architects of Redmond, the project is being built on the site of the former Shoreline office building. The District offices have been temporarily relocated next door until the new building has been completed.

According to Project Designer and Manager, Lee Driftmier, the existing building was demolished and the new facility will be 6,834 sf, increasing the District’s square footage by 2,237sf. It will provide additional office space, meeting rooms, employee lunch room, public bathrooms and staff support areas. The building’s flat roof will be replaced with a gabled 20-year energy efficient, PVC single-ply membrane roof, all infrastructure will be upgraded, and the building will receive new energy efficient windows and insulation. Site work will include new curbs, gutters and sidewalks along NE 177th Street, parking lot resurfacing, rain garden, landscaping and public plaza.

Construction is scheduled to reach substantial completing in late spring 2013.

Subconsultants for the project include Armour Unsderfer Engineering, Inc., Interface Engineering, Inc., PACE Engineers, Foresight, Inc., Associated Earth Sciences, Inc., Wetherholt and Associates, Inc., and The Wool-Zee Co., Inc.