SCE offers a full range of civil engineering services and has extensive experience ranging from assessment of existing conditions, renovation, traffic & safety improvements, to facility and infrastructure expansion, and all new site design and development. We are familiar with Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) as well as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) requirements and consistently evaluate opportunities to implement low impact design elements (LID). Our experience ranges from value analysis of projects during schematic & design development phases to construction documents, permitting and construction administration.

SCE recognizes the common issues associated with institutional developments such as ADA and public accessibility, security, utility services, service access, and owner/architect vision. Our experience allows us to meet program requirements within the project constraints.


SCE was the civil engineer of record for this 2.5 acre site and 70,000 GSF new building facility which required the development of a site phased construction plan for demolition of existing buildings, construction staging areas, parking facilities, and finally for the building construction. Other elements of work required SCE to prepare:

– Phased demolition and temporary erosion control plans
– Public right of way street frontage improvements
– Storm drainage design to significantly reduce offsite
storm water discharge to the downstream system
– Water and sewer services
– Grading and paving plans

SCE exceeded the storm drainage discharge thresholds by implementing design features that included bio-infiltration rain gardens for the parking facility to treat and provide flow control as well as infiltration galleries integrated within the landscape features to dispose of the roof and hardscape areas run off by utilizing the Western Washington Hydrologic Modeling version 2012 program. This facility achieved LEED Gold certification.


Marysville Getchell High School in Marysville, WA now serves 1,800 students and is located on a 45 acre site. Improvements included 5 buildings totaling 200,000 GSF, 8 tennis courts, track, football/ soccer field, baseball/ softball fields, separated bus access and drop off, fire truck access, pedestrian ADA and parent drop-off access, and 392 parking stalls including 8 ADA. SCE  were responsible for design, permitting and construction management of all civil elements; site preparation and demolition, temporary erosion control, grading and storm drainage, sanitary sewer, water and fire service, dry utility coordination, roadway, parking lot, and sidewalk design.


MSGS Architects and The College selected SCE due to our notable successes with the Centralia College Health and Wellness Center and the New Science Center building, completed in 2009. The site consisted of 2.7 acre re-development for a new 70,000 GSF student center building requiring the demolition of one existing campus buildings and the reconstruction of existing parking facilities and the addition of 51 new stalls. SCE responsibilities included civil design, permitting, construction support of: the existing building demolition, site preparation, erosion control, storm drainage and grading, paving, site retaining walls, water and fire services, sanitary sewer service, ADA facilities, and street frontage improvements. The storm water flow control design utilized a series of infiltration rain gardens in lieu of the more conventional detention vault facilities resulting in LEED points and cost savings. The design included a previous pavement system for the reconstructed parking and hardscape areas with both storm water treatment and infiltration elements. SCE was able to present the City, the team, and the college with  significant sustainable site-design -elements based on current WDOE guidelines and low impact development practices.