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local atmosphere

FEATURE

Cowiche CanyonIcehouse Bar Details

each venue. Rafter tails slip through the vents to
become a unifying gesture between venues.
They also serve as supports for custom lights

PROJECT SIZE

made from vintage smudge pots, referencing the

* Cowiche Canyon: 4,650 sq. ft. (plus 1,150 sq. ft. of

region's fruit industry.
The materiality of the project recalls the ag-

enclosed patio space and 600 sq. ft. of terrace seating)

* Icehouse Bar: 1,200 sq. ft. (plus 600 sq. ft. of terrace
seating)

ricultural vernacular of the valley and highlights the honest beauty of materials used in
their natural or weathered state. Repurposed
concrete form boards and formwork are used

PROJECT TEAM

for ceilings and feature walls, including the wall

Graham Baba Architects (architecture and interiors), Seattle

behind the bar. Sun shades and exterior lighting

* Lund Opsahl Structural Engineers (structural), Seattle

suspended from angled wood poles, like those

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RH2 Engineering (civil), Bothell, WA

used for staking fruit or vines, are yet another nod to the area's agri-

Allworth Design (landscape), Seattle

cultural heritage and complete the transition from building to city

Ohm Light (lighting), San Francisco

to region.

Architectural Elements (big pivot metal door and metal
hood shrouds), Tucson, AZ

* VKPowell Construction LLC (contractor), Yakima, WA

The Cowiche project has spurred the transformation of an adjacent municipal parking lot to a new central city plaza. The plaza is
envisioned to become the centerpiece of an even larger urban revitalization effort.

The materiality of Cowiche Canyon
recalls the agricultural vernacular of the
valley and highlights the honest beauty
of materials used in their natural or
weathered state. Repurposed concrete
form boards and formwork are used for
ceilings and feature walls, including the
wall behind the bar.

Washington Fruit
& Produce Co.
Headquarters
YAKIMA, WA

Surrounded by the world's most high-tech fruit packing warehouses, the 16,500-sq.-ft. Washington Fruit
& Produce Co. headquarters is conceived as an oasis
amidst a sea of concrete and low-lying brush landscape. Tucked behind landforms and site walls, this
courtyard-focused office complex provides a refuge
from the noise and activity of the industrial processing yards nearby.
Taking its design cue from an aging barn that the
client had identified as a favorite, the concept seeks
to capture the essence of a utilitarian agricultural aesthetic. A simple exposed structure that employs a
limited material palette and natural patina, the design merges rural vernacular with an equally spare
contemporary aesthetic.
The L-shaped building is nested into the landscape through the use of board-formed concrete site
walls and earthen berms that wrap the perimeter to

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COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE

OCTOBER 2017

Taking its design cue from an aging barn that the client had identified as a favorite, the Washington Fruit headquarters concept seeks to
capture the essence of a utilitarian agricultural aesthetic. A simple exposed structure that employs a limited material palette and natural
patina, the design merges rural vernacular with an equally spare contemporary aesthetic. Photo: Kevin Scott

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture October 2017

The Architects
Shaping Neighborhoods
Local Atmosphere
Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Decking Provides Venue Views
Exteriors Products
After The Storm
Lofty Windows
Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Windows & Doors Products
Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
UV Technology Fights Infection
Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Lighting & Electrical Products
Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Interiors Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 3
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 4
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 6
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 7
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - The Architects
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 9
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Shaping Neighborhoods
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Local Atmosphere
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 23
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 25
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 26
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Decking Provides Venue Views
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Exteriors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 29
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - After The Storm
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 31
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lofty Windows
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 37
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Windows & Doors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 39
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 41
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 42
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - UV Technology Fights Infection
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 44
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 46
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 47
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 48
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 49
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - HVAC & Plumbing Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 51
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 52
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lighting & Electrical Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 56
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 58
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 59
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Interiors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 61
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Building Technology Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 63
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Showcase
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Index
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Portfolio
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