/ Snoqualmie City Hall

Snoqualmie, WA

/ Snoqualmie City Hall

Snoqualmie, WA

Snoqualmie’s city offices are now being housed under one roof in the new two-story City Hall. The building is located within the Snoqualmie River flood plain, which meant spending scarce construction dollars to meet flood design regulations. In an effort to maintain the budget, the building was constructed with an elevated first floor over a crawl space to maintain existing flood storage capacity of the risk. Our structural team incorporated concrete stem walls with flood openings at street level to allow water to flow through the site and ensure the building remains operational during a flood. We reduced costs by using a rigid mat slab and stem wall foundation system instead of expensive deep pile foundations. Our civil team developed a site design that incorporated several sustainable features including a rain water feature that treats run-off from the roof in an onsite bio-swale.

/ Client

City of Snoqualmie

/ Size

14,000 SF, 0.32 Acres

/ Team

Gensler, Bird Construction