Tacoma Goodwill Industries Milgard Work Opportunity Center
This new four-story facility provides job training and placement services for people in need, housing a youth career development center, classrooms and administrative offices. From preconstruction through closeout there was close collaboration between A&P subsidiary Rushforth Construction, the design team and the owner to coordinate and evaluate systems in real time and solve issues as they arose. During construction Rushforth boosted the fundraising efforts of this non-profit by implementing a very successful gifts-in-kind program that brought in over $80,000. The building includes many sustainable elements that reduce the consumption of energy and water, and features a living wall of native plant species.