Pocket garden
Pocket garden

at the Block 1063 replacement on the Washington Capitol Campus

Helen Sommers Building
Helen Sommers Building

Washington State Capitol

Pocket garden planting plan
Pocket garden planting plan

Pocket garden
Pocket garden

at the Block 1063 replacement on the Washington Capitol Campus

1/7
Helen Sommers Building

1.3 acres

LEED Platinum certified
Client: Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Partners: ZGF, Sellen Construction

This LEED Platinum project performs in the top 1% of office buildings nationwide for energy efficiency and houses a number of state agencies— serving as a public but secure facility. The planting design links the site to the historic West Campus and captures stormwater in bio-filtration planters while framing a large entry "porch" and pocket garden seating areas. A suspended paving system protects root growth for a Red Oak tree preserved during construction, and new Tulip and Forest Green Oak trees planted along the streetscape.

 

You can learn more about the sustainable features of the project on the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services website here