11-05 Central Valley Bank


Yakima, WA

Traho’s involvement began with site evaluation for access, on-site circulation, image and visibility from this heavily traveled street location. Expansion needs for both the building and drive-up lanes were included in the planning process.

Traho completed design, cost estimating, bidding and construction observation services, and the following post construction warranty period. Integrating Central Valley Bank's input into the design solution was a very important aspect of the project. The nature of financial institutions is changing and branch facilities exhibit special needs; thus, the floor plan is new, created from scratch. A key technical aspect of the bank was review and coordination with bank and security equipment vendors.

The building was nominated for and won the 1996 Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce "Yakima's Extra Special" (YES) Award in the large business category. This award recognizes businesses that have improved the community's image by a new construction or remodeling project.

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99-18 Future Link

Future Link Office


Yakima, WA


This project combined a state-of-the-art communications sales and display office with a telecommunications warehouse and service facility. Traho designed concrete tilt-up wall panels, a steel structural frame with open web wood/metal joists, creating a 30,000 SF building responsive to the client's needs with abundant natural light, wall and ceiling cutaways for the display of the complex wiring necessary to run a communications company and comfortably housing all the diverse divisions of this expanding company. The back half of the building contains a full-function warehouse and service facility, while the front section houses luxurious sales and management offices. The soundproof conference room showcases an advanced display system for demonstrating the telephone technology that is the lifeblood of this Yakima company.

07-08 Calaway Trading Company

 07-08 Calaway

Ellensburg, WA


The two story floor plan for this new office building was developed around a central stair that functions to create separate zones of use for staff and the frequent visitors to the upstairs business offices. It also separates leased ground floor space. Traho worked closely with the developer to maximize the floor plan and site plan efficiency of a very tight land area.

Designed to be in keeping with similar building styles in its immediate vicinity, the building as built is intended to be enhanced with exterior upgrades in the future, with added steel trellises and wood beam detailing.

00-25 Fruit Warehouse & Office

0025 Kershaw

Naches, WA 

A particular request posed by this client was for a very cost effective addition, with both a professional and modest appearance, to an outdated cramped administration office. Reorganization and growth of the parent company necessitated a fast construction schedule; the addition all but overshadowed the two adjacent existing low flat roof offices to which it was linked. A staff-use courtyard was created at the intersection of these three office buildings. The exterior materials and colors were selected for durability and to subtly blend with the adjacent complex of miscellaneous warehouses and rolling hills. A sloped roof with a connecting flat section was selected to give the addition a sense of scale on the site and because the roof framing system was the most economical option. Window areas were placed to bring natural daylight into all the offices but also controlled for seasonal south facing glare. Three ceiling light wells distribute light at the back of the flat roof, long run of open and closed offices, to soften this strong south light.


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