Rice Fergus Miller Office and Studio: Bremerton, WA

Designing for Off



Aaron Leitz

Instead of choosing new construction, Rice Fergus Miller's owners decided to completely renovate an abandoned Sears Automotive Center for the architecture firm's new office and studio space. The building is “designed for off,” with efficiency and simple intelligence designed into the building so systems can be turned off most of the year. The building serves as a model for clients and the community on how to meet aggressive energy and water saving targets in a major retrofit with a modest budget.

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