LOCATION
Union Gap, WA

CLIENT(S)
City of Union Gap

INVOLVEMENT
2018

SCJ Studio, our landscape architecture group in Ballard, teamed with Seattle’s ARC Architects to design a civic center for the city of Union Gap, Washington.

Centered around a new city hall and police station, the design transforms what was once a city block of asphalt, devoid of green, into a vibrant civic space. The landscape serves as both an entry to the new facilities as well as a public gathering space with dynamic paving and lots of seating.

It is activated by a grove of trees providing a visual ceiling, swaths of low water plants, a simple and modern palette of hardscape materials, and custom steel and wood benches.

The thoughtful organization of all these elements will provide a dynamic and flexible space for all who visit.

Photo Credits: CJR Photo

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

“This looks great!”

Jason Cavanaugh
Union Gap Building Official

 

STAFF STORY

“We loved working with ARC Architects to give the residents of this small central Washington town a vibrant, new civic center.  It was rewarding to transform a huge asphalt parking lot with zero plants into a vibrant park-like space that’s now full of life.”

Mark S. Garff, ASLA
Principal Landscape Architect