Selkirk Pharma Production Facility

Selkirk Pharma is a biotechnical startup based in Spokane, Washington. As the demand for medicine continues to rise, Selkirk Pharma developed a new, fully integrated manufacturing facility complete with the latest technology and inventory needed to create vital pharmaceuticals for patients in the Pacific Northwest community.

Coffman provided civil, fire protection, mechanical, and electrical engineering services for this purpose-built facility. The 147,231 sf facility includes a lobby, restrooms, office, laboratory, pharmaceutical processing, equipment/product storage, and shipping space on the first floor. Record storage and walkable access space on an interstitial/mezzanine level and office, dining, cafeteria, and mechanical/electrical equipment space on the second floor. The production core space is manufactured modular construction and includes unclassified lab spaces, as well as Controlled Not Classified (CNC), ISO8, and ISO5 clean room spaces.

Fire protection scope included hazard analysis in regard to fire sprinkler criteria based upon the user’s storage configuration.  We also established preliminary sprinkler routing, hydraulic calculations, and fire pump needs.

The civil scope involved site improvements to the 8.3-acre parcel, including parking areas for employees and guests, bike racks, a perimeter walking path, interior sidewalks, plaza space and landscaping in the publicly accessed space with large truck access, loading docks, a mechanical and electrical yard, and trash and recycling areas in the secured back of house area.

Landscaped areas perform dual duty by beautifying the site and providing treatment, storage, and conveyance for stormwater from surface and roof areas.  New on-site utility systems include domestic water, fire protection water, sanitary sewer, industrial waste, natural gas, electric, communication, and storm drainage.

Challenges overcome during this project included working around the existing regional storm drainage system located within the perimeter of the site, shallow bedrock, low infiltration soils, and site grades falling lower than the stormwater discharge components.


  • Industrial


  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Instrumentation & Controls
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering