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INSIDE/OUT ISSUE 57

SPRING

NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2015

“Team 303” Earns First Place in Sustainable Design Competition The first ever sustainable design competition in the Pacific Northwest, Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge (TGIC), was hosted by the City of Tacoma, in Tacoma, Washington, on 5 March 2015. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle Sustainability Committee “Team 303,” won first place for their sustainable design for the Port of Tacoma’s Industrial Redevelopment site. Team 303 included six BergerABAM staff, as well as colleagues from Basalite, ConestogaRovers & Associates, Jacobs, Paladino and Company, Ridolfi, and graduate students from the University of Washington and Colorado State University. The competition began in November 2014 with tours of the three project sites that included Industrial Redevelopment at the Port of Tacoma, Urban Redevelopment at Metro Parks Tacoma, and a Green Roadway on South Tacoma Way. The first part of the competition was anonymous, with all teams being assigned a team number. The judges reviewed a design narrative, site plans, and hydrologic model. The judges were part of Metro Parks Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, Greenroads Foundation, Miles Resources, Point Defiance Zoo, U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center, Environmental Services at the City of Tacoma, and Washington State Department of Transportation’s Department of Ecology (Ecology). The second part of the competition was by invitation only and the teams were selected by the top scores from the judges. The ASCE Seattle Sustainability Committee put together a presentation board of their design and a presentation that

they gave at the University of Washington – Tacoma at the awards ceremony in front of a jury made up of six different members from the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, Ecology, Master Builders Association, Port of Tacoma, and South Tacoma Way Business District. The TGIC brought together BergerABAM volunteers— Amanda Schweickert, PE, ENV SP; Connie Linden, PE; Shawna Lenn, PE; Brett Ozolin, PE; Kimberly Crow; and Brian Strandberg—who volunteered their industry skills of graphic design, project management, civil engineering, waterfront design, sustainability, and construction expertise to the team. The guidelines for the 20-acre Industrial Redevelopment site were to provide a leasable space with a 50,000- to 100,000-square-foot building and transportationdependent operations. The concept had to consider (continued on page 2)

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Inside/Out Newsletter | Spring 2015 | Issue 57  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...

Inside/Out Newsletter | Spring 2015 | Issue 57  

BergerABAM is a consulting firm offering services in the areas of planning, civil and structural engineering, architecture, environmental se...