Spokane Central Service Center

Spokane Central Service Center

2016 | Federal / State / County / Municipal | National Award — Merit

Spokane Central Service Center

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

The City of Spokane chose design-build to speed construction time, maintain better control over costs, and in order to consolidate fleet and solid waste functions, which was contemplated since 1983. The cost-effective, and achievable plan provided by a design-build approach enabled the project to finally move ahead.


The Spokane Central Service Center is a consolidated Fleet Maintenance and Solid Waste Facility for the City of Spokane, Washington. The project was designed to create operational efficiency, savings, and is the city’s first design-build project. Design-build was chosen to speed construction and control costs to meet consolidation functions identified since 1983. A thorough, yet revised plan with a design-build approach at the center was able to achieve this result.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: City of Spokane
Design-Builder: Garco Construction​
General Contractor: Garco Construction
Architect: Bernardo Wills Architects, PC
Engineer: Coffman Engineers
Specialty Consultant: OAC Services, Inc.
Duration of Construction: 17 months
Project Cost: $15,644,730