Bainbridge Art Museum

Bainbridge, WA

Project Categories

Civic + cultural

Business Type

Art museum featuring a cafe, gift shop, and classroom


16,000 square feet


Coates Design


Bainbridge Art Museum

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

Architectural lighting design


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements



  • Pursuing LEED Gold

Progress Report

Pursuing 15% energy efficiency
Pursuing 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Closed-loop hybrid vertical geo-exchange system coupled with water-source heat pumps results in a highly efficient mechanical system
  • Constant air changes in exhibits gallery to maintain ASHRAE class A standards with controls to allow the gallery to reduce air flow when not required
  • Daylighting controls
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Mixed-mode natural ventilation which uses operable windows and natural ventilation for the majority of the year (supplemented by a mechanical system when necessary)