environmental WORKS Celebrates 45 Years!

Earth Day 2015 marks Environmental Works’ 45th Anniversary! We were established in 1970, the same year of the first Earth Day. To mark this momentous occasion, we handed out daffodils to our neighbors, just as our founders did when they opened Environmental Works 45 years ago!  Read on for a story about the opening from […]

Santos Place: Restoration and Renewal

December 2014 News The Need Amidst Magnuson Park’s wide variety of built and natural community resources sits Solid Ground’s Santos Place, an historic WWII soldiers’ barracks that now houses 42 formerly homeless men and women. Originally renovated to transitional housing in the late 1990s, by last year time had taken a toll on the building […]

Sail River Longhouse Apartments: Bringing Makah Families Home

October 2014 News Neah Bay, a rugged place located on the northwestern-most tip of the Olympic Peninsula surrounded by lush forests and the pounding Pacific, is the home of the Makah Indian Tribe. The tribe’s name for themselves translates to “people who live by the rocks and the seagulls,” though the name Makah was given […]

Terry Home & PROVAIL: Helping young survivors of traumatic brain injury

September 2014 News Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often a devastating diagnosis for both patients and their families. Adding youth to a TBI diagnosis and the multitude of worries grows — particularly when it comes to short- and long-term care. For TBI survivors under age 45, with the possibility of self-sufficiency with supervision, options are […]

Green Plate Special’s New Kitchen Classroom Takes Shape

June 2014 News Green Plate Special’s motto “Grow, Cook, Eat, Diggit?” accurately describes the gardening-based nonprofit’s goal of educating youth about good nutrition by bringing middle school students in contact with homegrown fruits and vegetables through curriculum-based hands-on planting and cooking activities designed to address childhood health, obesity and life skills. They believe that by […]

Bay Vista Senior Apartments: a New Home for Bremerton’s Low-Income Seniors

March 2014 News Seniors are often our most fragile citizens: from health to financial concerns, they struggle to maintain normalcy in their lives when everything around them is changing. In Environmental Works’ third collaboration with American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW), Beacon Development Group and Walsh Construction, Bay Vista is on track to open […]

Rachel Minnery Recieves AIA Honor

We are more than pleased to announce that our very own Rachel Minnery has received the 2012 Young Architect Award from AIA Seattle! Each year, AIA Seattle recognizes leadership and achievement in design and the built environment through its honors program. Honors acknowledge excellence, inspire by example, and strengthen ties between architects and the many […]