• Washington Stormwater Center
  • Washington Stormwater Center
  • Washington Stormwater Center
  • Washington Stormwater Center

What Really Happens to Rain?

Washington Stormwater Center Design

How green is green? Let’s test and analyze stormwater management techniques and technologies in a real place in real time; designed in a pioneering collaboration with leading soil, plant and hydrology researchers. Washington State University now has a parking lot with test cells below porous pavement and pervious concrete; a grid of rain gardens with a range of plant palettes and maintenance regimes; and a gallery of soil mesocosms—all to evaluate the flow control and water quality results of these different approaches.

The results will improve stormwater policies and green infrastructure around the world. 

Project Information

Client: 
Washington State University
Location: 
Puyallup, Washington

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