This building is named after E.T. Pybus, a blacksmith and local businessman who helped build Wenatchee in the early 20th century. Once his warehouse, it held steel in the 1940s then fell into disrepair. It now houses vendors, restaurants, fresh meat and produce stands, and space for working artists, and is the 2nd‑largest year-round covered public market in Washington State, exceeded only by Pike Place Market.
JRS provided design and construction-related reviews. The walls and roofing system were designed to maintain the character of the previously uninsulated corrugated metal, while delivering a thermally efficient wall system. We collaborated with the Architect on enclosure design and participated in construction administration.
This project won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Washington Council’s Civic Merit Award in 2014, This award goes to projects that show quality design achievement and successful collaboration between architects and civic clients, and meet high standards for innovation, sustainability, building performance, and integration with the surrounding community.