Skokomish Tribal Master Plan & Community Center

Skokomish, Washington

Skokomish Indian Tribe
7 Directions
Square Footage
31,000 SF
Electrical Engineering and Lighting Design
Completion Date

The Skokomish Tribe’s master plan and new community center included the relocation of tribal facilities and the design of a community center.

Based in Shelton, WA, the building is designed to promote community wellness and bring together the tribe’s youth and elders. The community center houses a gymnasium, a meeting hall, a commercial kitchen, a dining room, a fitness room, a computer lab, and space for culture and art classes.

The center, with more than 400 solar panels on its roof, is one of the most significant solar projects in the state.

The panels are expected to produce more power than it uses, approximately 129,000 kilowatts of energy a year.

LED lighting provides more energy cost savings, and the pre-manufactured foam-filled panels offer efficient insulation.

The building is beautiful, adorned with cedar planks that frame doorways and windows.
Additionally, all the artwork throughout the building represents tribal locations and designs significant to the Skokomish Tribe culture.

“The Skokomish Tribe Community Center is slated to potentially be the first net-zero building on tribal land in the United States.”
Daniel Glenn, Principal of 7 Directions