Kirkland Justice Center
The Kirkland Justice Center project transformed a former warehouse retail facility into new housing for the City of Kirkland’s police, municipal courthouse, and jail operations. The existing 101,750 square-foot facility required extensive concrete and steel upgrades to existing structural systems in order to accommodate the new spaces and current code requirements, including the removal and replacement of the roof structure while protecting the existing tilt-up concrete shell. The completed project features three courtrooms, a 55-bed capacity jail, a state-of-the-art crime lab, 10-bay firing range, weight room, maintenance facility for police vehicles, and public meeting spaces. This adaptive re-use project was awarded LEED Silver certification. Green features included a custom-designed rainwater collection system that uses salvaged steel beams and reclaimed blocks of concrete cut from the walls of the former tilt-up structure repurposed as stacked seat walls.