Wiley Center

Project Description

Interior & exterior renovations, new plaza and trellis and a new parking lot

Client: King County Housing Authority
Contractor: Synergy Construction, Inc.


  • 2008 NAHRO National Award of Merit in Project Design
  • 2008 NAHRO Agency Award of Excellence for Renovation

  • 2008 Rehabilitation Project of the Year: Excellence in Construction Award, Interior Improvement/Renovation

  • 2008 PRAIS Award (Pacific Northwest Regional Council Award for Innovative Service)

  • 2008 Excellence in Building Green award from King County

  • 2008 Excellence in Construction from Associated Buildings and Contractors of Western Washington

  • Certificate of Merit:  BUILT GREEN 3-Star Rating

The Jim Wiley Community Center (originally constructed in 1978-1979), received extensive interior and exterior renovations, selective demolition, structural/seismic upgrades and spatial planning modifications.

A new parking lot was constructed to serve both the Wiley Center and the future YWCA and Library. Renovations for the tenants included the S.W. Boys and Girls Club, Neighborhood House, and a Highline Community College classroom. Adjacent to the site are two projects that were under separate, but simultaneous, permits:  Greenbridge Plaza and Block CV3 housing (link).

The building renovation is part of the redevelopment of the entire site, which includes over 1000 new homes.  The 1940’s World War II worker housing site is now redeveloped and known as Greenbridge.

Tonkin/Hoyne Architecture & Urban Design (now known as Tonkin Architecture) was responsible for the master planning of the entire block which contains the Wiley Community Center, a new King County Library, a central plaza and several buildings of public housing which surround the plaza.

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