Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center opened in September 2009. The four-story, 63,000-square-foot facility is a LEED Gold-qualified building with five times the classroom space of Goodwill’s previous Workforce Development Center built in 1965, a Distance Learning Theater and REACH, a partnership of educational institutions and nonprofit agencies focused on helping young adults.
There is also the Neighborhood Bistro, a public restaurant, and Goodwill’s Coffee Buzz, a coffee shop – both open to the public – along with playcare space for program participants and the agency’s administrative offices. A Living Wall, a vertical garden of nealry 100 plant species created by artist Patrick Blanc can be viewed at the facility.
The Milgard center is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 714 S. 27th St., in Tacoma. For information on services, call 253.573.6500.
REACH, located on the first floor of the Milgard center, is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 253.573.6590 for information.
General Contractor: Rushforth Construction, Tacoma
Architect, Interior Design, Graphics, Civil Engineering: BCRA, Tacoma
Structural Engineering: PCS Structural solutions, Tacoma
HVAC Engineering: Air Systems Engineering, Tacoma
Plumbing Design: Tacoma Plumbing, Tacoma
Electrical Engineering: Hultz/BHU/Cross Engineers, Tacoma
Landscape Architecture: Jeff Glander and Assoc., Olympia
Green Wall Design: Patrick Blanc, Paris, France
Owner’s Representative: The bottomline Construction Consultants, Tacoma