Tacoma Community House

Location: Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Community House (TCH) has served immigrants, refugees, and other underserved members of the Tacoma community for over 100 years. When BCRA was retained to design their new facility, we began with the goal of deeply understanding their mission: who and where they serve, what they do, and how they do it. The information gathered brought a clear concept to the forefront: the theme of weaving together people and cultures, needs and services, to create a supportive community fabric. The exterior of TCH uses stitched siding to introduce the concept, while the inside reflects those same characteristics in form and messaging.