LeMay - America’s Car Museum

Tacoma, WA
  • Winner, Merit Award for 2012 Wood Design Award Program, Canadian Wood Council
  • Winner, Hospitality Project of the Year, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Washington Chapter
  • Build Washington Award - Public Buildings ($10 to 25 million), Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • Excellence in Concrete Construction - Best Tilt-Up Structure, Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association

Four-story, 15,329-m² (165,000-ft²) car collection center, 134 m (440 ft) long, housing the world’s largest collection of historic vehicles. The combined storage/exhibition facility features a spectacular heavy timber roof spanning 30.5 m (100 ft) and 7-m- (23-ft-) wide racetrack-shaped ramps around the building’s perimeter for display and visitor access. MKA’s civil site design for 5.3 hectares (13 acres) incorporated unique sustainable elements, such as a self-mitigating, vegetated pavement system instead of traditional pavement.

ARCHITECT: Large Architecture
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