A different kind of Starbucks opened in Tukwila, Washington. The building is made out of shipping containers; three of the containers are 40′ long, and one is 20′ long.
Not only was this a decision to be green, but it also served the purpose of using containers in the design, which deliver their coffees and teas from other countries.
Rainwater is collected from the roof and used for the landscape around the building. The plants that were used require less water, as well.
There is outdoor seating, a drive thru, and a walk to window. No indoor seating was provided.
This is not only a step toward the green motion for the company, but it is also an inspiration for other businesses as well.
Beverly Claybrook, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C is an architectural technology instructor at DCTC. She has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in behavioral science from the State University of New York.
Before coming to Minnesota, she studied architecture at the University of Texas. As a registered architect, she has many years of experience in the field. While working at architectural firms in Minneapolis and Dallas, she specialized in corporate buildings and facilities.
In addition to teaching, Beverly continues to work on both residential and commercial projects in her private practice. She enjoys all aspects of architecture from the initial, creative brainstorming to seeing the finished project.
As a registered architect, Beverly is a long-standing member of the American Institute of Architects, or AIA. As a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Accredited Professional, she thoroughly understands green building practices and principles, and is versed in the LEED Rating Systems. She is also a Certified Interior Designer.
As for her teaching philosophy, Beverly favors a studio approach to give students hands-on experience. She believes in respecting everyone's differences and tries to make the classroom a welcoming and stimulating environment.
She hopes her students will work to make the world a better place while making better places in the world.
Her students are the best part of her job as a DCTC instructor. She enjoys challenging them, elevating them, and encouraging them to realize their full potential. She loves to see her students learn, grow and succeed.