The Blue Zoo was designed by Womer & Associates. Here is an article about the project:
Womer & Associates won the AIA Washington Council’s 2019 Civic Design Award for the Stillaguamish Administration Building project. Here is a video produced by Gaffney Construction, the contractor, showcasing the project.
“ARLINGTON — The sprawling brown-and-red building off 55th Avenue NE is a nod to the Stillaguamish Tribe’s heritage and part of tribal leaders’ plans for the future.
It’s also the latest of four newly built or planned buildings for the 300-person tribe.
Leaders are working to update department work spaces. They also aim to set up administration and services closer to the 64-acre Stillaguamish Reservation, which was federally designated in 2014. The new community center — a 26,000-square-foot, $5.5 million project — was completed and dedicated last month. Four departments are relocating there. They were previously crammed with the rest of the tribe’s administration in a smaller building in Smokey Point…” [READ MORE]
“ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Tribe’s new administration building is designed to look like a canoe when viewed from above, a recognition of their heritage as river people.
From the ground, it’s a 57,000-square-foot building where carved wooden eagles perch on the branches of a towering fake tree in an atrium between the first and second floors. Metal salmon swim along railings and art from Northwest Indian tribes hang on the walls. Darrington artist Sharon London painted a mural of Mount Higgins on the wall behind the eagle tree…” [READ MORE]
“ARLINGTON – In Stillaguamish Tribe folklore, tribal members used Quileute, a sacred and fragrant medicinal herb plucked from peat bogs near the river, to heal a variety of ailments and create a general state of well-being.
Stillaguamish tribal leaders celebrated the opening of a new methadone treatment and healing center with counseling services on Tuesday, accompanied by a blessing song from tribal drummers..” [READ MORE]