The First Mass Timber, Living Petal Energy Certified Designed Building for King County

The Renton Shop is designed to be the new headquarters for the Operations and Maintenance section of King County Parks, and the new facility will help improve and facilitate work across the County. The project will include a crew and administrative building, shop and storage buildings, covered outdoor storage canopies, a functional parking lot both for Operations’ fleet vehicles and for personal vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, and an equipment wash pad. Renton Shop has been designed to achieve the Energy Petal certification of the Living Building Challenge – along with the Beauty and Health & Happiness Petals – and is set to achieve Net Positive solar energy production on site.

The Central Maintenance Facility, called the Renton Shop, began construction in 2022 to replace outdated facilities, utilities, and yard storage areas at King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ existing operations headquarters. The project includes re-development of approximately 6 acres with new shop, crew, and administrative buildings, vehicle and equipment parking and repair stations, and yard materials storage.

Project Name King County Renton Shop
Location  Renton, WA
Year  2023
Collaborators  HDR Architect as Architect of Record
Size  50,250 sf