Kenmore City Hall

Kenmore, Washington
Project Architect: Jeff Boone

Kenmore’s City Council and citizens had two key criteria for their new 37,000-sf city hall: be responsible environmentally and fiscally. Located on a brown-field at the crossroads of an emergent downtown, the new city hall has a civic, yet inviting presence, reflective of the government’s transparency and accessibility. In the evening, it is a beacon of civic activity. Natural ventilation, abundant daylight, and sustainable mechanical systems create comfortable, flexible and sustainable workspaces. Constructed for just over $200/sf and 40% under budget, it is one of the most cost-effective city halls in the region.

Awards & Press
2011 NW & Pacific Region AIA Merit Award
2011 AIA / DJC Project of the Month

“Look at this daylight. It’s almost biblical,”
– US Representative Jay Inslee (Kenmore City Hall dedication speech)

“This project is a textbook case of doing good public work: good design, good quality construction and good value,”
– King County Exec Dow Constantine

“The Architectural Drawings are very impressive in their clarity and elegant simplicity, and their consistency of a well-organized graphic presentation. The quantity and quality of construction information appears to demonstrate the Architect’s mastery of design and construction and a high level of conscientiousness.”
– Jacobs Constructability Review, and independent owner-commissioned quality control review of the construction documents for the Kenmore City Hall.

A project of Weinstein A|U