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Place of Hidden Waters

Place of Hidden Waters

Place of Hidden Waters

Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority

Place of Hidden Waters, on the Puyallup reservation in Tacoma, Washington is a community center, gym, 20 unit townhouse complex and extensive park-like grounds with a dance circle and sweat lodge. The project was designed to achieve a high level of environmental sustainability, and the first phase is LEED Platinum certified. The first phase of the housing included a geothermal heating system. The community center is the expansion of an existing gymnasium which upgraded the building envelope and added a lounge, meeting areas and offices. Services and activities for residents of the complex and the adjacent Northeast Townhomes are provided in the community center.

Finance Consultant: Philippa Nye (as employee of Common Ground)

Architect: Environmental Works

Builder: Marpac Construction and PTHA construction crew

Funding Sources: Native American Housing Block Grant, tribal funds.

Year Completed: 2012