• Photo courtesy of Pete Eckert.

Morken Center, Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA

Project Categories

Higher education

Business Type

Integrated learning environment for math, computer-science, computer-engineering, and business programs

Size

60,000 square feet

Architect

ZGF Architects

Owner

Pacific Lutheran University

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Technology design

Architectural lighting design

LEED Gold

49

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

50

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 49% energy efficiency
Achieved 50% water efficiency

Special features

  • No fossil fuels used in operation
  • Utilizes closed-loop geothermal heat pump system
  • Active daylighting system
  • Natural ventilation