Client: Opportunity Council
Location: Maple Falls, WA
Project Size: 1 Story Resource Center, Parking Lot; 4,800 SF
East Whatcom Regional Resource Center Building 2
Community Facility, food bank, on the bOArds
This new building will house the Foothills Food Bank, with a distribution area that will also serve as a community meeting space. An outdoor covered area on site will serve diverse community purposes, including basketball and other year-round youth activities, a farmers’ market, and outdoor summer film screenings. While operating within a very tight budget, EW and Opportunity Council are committed to making this project as energy-efficient as possible. The new building will maximize natural daylight to reduce the need for artificial light. Its tight, well-insulated envelope will reduce the need for additional climate control. The standing seam metal roof will facilitate eventual installation of photovoltaic solar panels with clips, obviating the need to penetrate the roof membrane.