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Bellingham Art and Children's Museum

Bellingham, WA

building total area

41,718 SF

completion date


total construction cost



City of Bellingham

a/e team

Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

Abacus Consultants

construction team

Diamond B. Constructors, Inc.


project description

This project is a new building addition to the Whatcom Museum campus. It is LEED Silver Level and includes a 'green' roof, a rainwater harvesting system, pervious paving, double-skin curtain wall glazing at the 6,480 sq. ft. exterior light catcher wall, and a state-of-the-art natural ventilation system.

services provided

WJC provided Commissioning Authority and Test Engineer services. WJC provided design review, submittal review, commissioning installation audits, startup oversight, development of Basis of Design documents, functional performance testing, O&M documentation review, owner training oversight, and general commissioning oversight for this projecct.

systems tested

WJC developed and performed tests on the following building systems: heating hot water, radiant floor, chilled water, air handlers, restroom exhaust fans, basement exhaust fans, Cafe and Gift Shop heat pumps and exhaust fans, natural ventilation system, fan coil units, terminal units and humidifiers, unit heaters, and split system air conditioning units.