Stillaguamish Village Design
Herrera has been leading an interdisciplinary team of designers to plan, permit, and design a new greenfield site development for the Stillaguamish Tribe since 2015. The team included ten sub consultants covering a range of specialties including architecture, landscape architecture, structural engineering, electrical engineering, surveying, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, transportation engineering, and water, and wastewater system engineering.
Located on Tribal Trust land outside the City of Arlington, the development will serve as a new home for the Stillaguamish Community adjacent to their existing community center. The development design is based on cultural and ecological principles to support the cultural vitality of the Tribe and to protect and enhance the environment and health of the Stillaguamish River. The design includes up to 40 units of single and multi-family housing, cultural buildings, trails, open space, and ceremonial facilities.
The development includes ultra-energy-efficient homes, green stormwater infrastructure, on-site wastewater management, and clustering to create intact natural areas and wildlife corridors. The project included a forest management plan, inclusive of an ethnobotanical strategy to maximize cultural resources, a culvert replacement, inclusive of permitting and construction oversight, a water-source location plan, stormwater planning and design, and green building planning and design.