Bradner Gardens Community Building

Seattle, Washington

For the design of this community building, we explored an environmentally-regenerative architecture that goes beyond breaking even, and “gives back.” The net energy-producing building has a butterfly roof shaped to collect rainwater and solar energy, and features an 8.8kW photovoltaic array that is integrated with the roof with inexpensive and functional detailing. The building supports the active, local pea-patch community by providing a meeting and horticultural resource room, public restrooms, kitchen, and garden tool storage.

Awards & Press
2003 Seattle AIA, Honor Award Citation
2004 AIA / Daily Journal of Commerce Project of the Month
Toward a New Regionalism, by David Miller, FAIA, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2005.
“Urban Garden Sprouts a Hard-Working Roof,” by Clair Enlow, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, June 16, 2004.
“More than the Usual Shed,” by John Fleming, ARCADE, Spring 2004, vol. 22, issue 3.

“This project frankly addresses community needs by engaging important issues of sustainability, ease of use, and flexibility through a variety of promising strategies.”
– 2003 Seattle AIA Jury (Shigeru Ban, Brigitte Shim, Matthew Stadler)