Tacoma Public Utilities Shops Building


The Tacoma Public Utilities Shops building provided much needed working space dedicated to the continued mobilization of TPU’s fleet of service vehicles. PCS collaborated early on with long-time client TPU to establish the functionality needs of the 55,000 square-foot facility. PCS developed a steel truss that could span the width of the building and fit within slots through the concrete tilt-up exterior walls to create a 25-foot cantilevered roof along the longitudinal face of the building. The cantilever eliminated the need for any exterior canopy columns, which reduced vehicle damage, while increasing operation and storage efficiencies around the building.