SIP Winery Walla Walla WA

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Project Information

Project Type: Commercial, Other Commercial
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: Ketelsen Construction
Design Professional: David Clinkston, AIA
Year Built: 2010


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

10" SIP floor & 10" SIP roof
SIPS provide easy climate control for wine and case goods
Build to Washington Green Standards

Project Overview

Amavi Cellars Walla Walla

Build Type:  Winery/Commercial

Why SIPS:  Easily spans 10-20 ft lengths & built-in insulation, provides stable subfloor for finished wood floor, & will have no humidity issues with case goods in storage.

Design Elements:  The nature of Premier SIPS enabled the space to easily provide a climate-controlled environment critical for wine and case goods. 

Energy Efficient Products:  Build to Washington Green Standards


The building tucks neatly into a hillside, with clean lines and an expressed steel frame. Perched on a knoll, the tasting room features wall-to-wall windows with a sweeping view of the Blue Mountains. The adjoining conference room provides expansion space for banquets. The lower floor is cased goods storage and also includes a full commercial kitchen for catered events.

Amavi Cellars has sweeping decks on both the east and north sides of the facility are ideal places to sit, sip, and get lost in the awe of Walla Walla wine country. They are also proud to be certified as sustainable.  The wood, steel, and glass building contrasts with the rolling hills and surrounding agriculture. 

Visible from a distance in the rolling hills, the light monitor is functional, admitting indirect daylight over the tasting bar. At times, it is the only feature of the winery that is visible above a vineyard or hill to travelers on a country road.


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