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SPU South Transfer Station

Industrial/Process/Research Facilities, Merit Award

Seattle, Washington
 
Owner:
Seattle Public Utilities
Design-Builder:
M.A. Mortenson Company
Architect:
The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP
Engineer:
URS Corporation
Specialty Consultant:
O’Brien and Company
Specialty Contractors:
University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Valley Electric Co.
PHI Construction, Inc.
Description:
The Seattle Public Utilities’ South Transfer Station is a design-build, $47 million, 98,000-square-foot facility that sets a new standard for customer service, efficiency and flexibility within the City’s solid waste system. Unique features of the transfer station include a drive-through tunnel that allows for faster and safer load drop-off, as well as a complete separation between commercial and self-haul traffic to increase efficiency and decrease wait times. The facility is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.