Bainbridge Art Museum

Bainbridge, WA

Project Categories

Civic + cultural

Business Type

Art museum featuring a cafe, gift shop, and classroom


16,000 square feet

Design for this musuem emphasizes large operable doors for natural air flow while also keeping galleries, showcasing local and regional art, at a consistent temperature.


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements




  • 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)