A phased approach will improve the space and increase productivity.
Recognizing the need to expand operations, Jefferson County PUD#1 (JPUD) commissioned TCF Architecture in 2017 to evaluate existing conditions at its two separate facilities and explore alternatives for physical re-organization as part of the development of a long-term facility use strategy. The planning process engaged District staff at all levels to develop a comprehensive program, and explore split facilities (moving administration and customer service functions to an existing building in Port Townsend while expanding and improving the Operations Center on Four Corners Road) vs a consolidated campus that would bring all functions together at the current Operations site. The forward-thinking latter solution best captures long-term economic efficiencies, as well as the qualitative benefits of bringing all staff together to provide “one-stop” services for the District’s customers. JPUD plans to sell its antiquated building in Port Hadlock, in working toward a ten-year, multi-phase master plan buildout accommodating all administrative, customer service, and operations functions at the Four Corners Road property.
Today, implementation of the first phase of work is complete. The scope of work improves an existing single-story building and creates a new addition for co-located administrative, operations and customer service functions that includes a meeting space available to the public. A contemporary building in its day, the existing structure is visually tied to the new through a materials palette of metal roofing, fiber cement siding and clear sealed cedar to introduce a dynamic entrance element. Inside, staff and guests can enjoy a more upbeat, collaborative and efficient professional environment.