The $1.8 billion Addition to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA will allow the center to expand by 1.4-million-square-feet.
KWAME’s responsibilities include the delivery of quality assurance and construction inspection services in support of various structural and architectural elements of the project. The new facility will feature a new 255,000 sf exhibition hall, 60,000 sf ballroom and a collective 125,000 square feet of meeting rooms. These areas will be spread across several levels of modular, multi-function spaces to support a wide range of uses and event types. The Addition was designed with strict sustainability features and is targeted for LEED Gold certification.
Construction is not scheduled to be completed until 2021 and will result in multiple bus and traffic changes on streets and out of the bus tunnel. The project will be underway concurrently with other major projects in the area, which are impacting traffic and roads including The Colman Dock renovation project, the Rainier Tower complex, development of new bus lanes in the downtown core and the new waterfront tunnel.
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