Project Description

Client: Wilson Toyota Scion Mercedes Benz
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Project Size: 51,000 sf
Architect: TSA Architects
Facility Type: Retail and Service

New Facility is a Good Neighbor

Protecting the Environment Bordering the Site

When the owners of Wilson Motors needed to update to Toyota’s Image II standards, they chose a highly visible site adjacent to I-5. But the property came with the challenge of protecting the environmentally sensitive Whatcom Creek bordering the site.

They chose fisher based on their experience building auto dealerships tough enough to handle northwest conditions.

The Fisher team built the state-of-the-art facility to include a number of earth-friendly features, including rain gardens and previous concrete parking areas. Instead of running off the pavement, rain and waste water soaks through the previous concrete and rain gardens where it is gathered and filtered through a quarry chip retention area before making its way to the nearby creek.

The facility is designed to reflect a commitment to superior service and includes an indoor vehicle delivery room and a comfortable customer lounge. The 20,000 sq. ft showroom features a soaring glass storefront and aluminum (ACM) panels, which are 85% recycled material.

The 18-bay service center includes a 54’ fully automated car wash and two Enviro-lube oil change bays self-contained fiberglass modules designed to prevent contaminant leakage.

More than a pretty face, the Wilson Toyota dealership has a job to do and is built to withstand the rough conditions an auto dealership and service center hands out.