/ Seattle Art Museum (SAM) / Russell Investments Center

Seattle, WA

/ Seattle Art Museum (SAM) / Russell Investments Center

Seattle, WA

Adjacent to the existing Seattle Art Museum, this 42-story office building and art museum project presented several early design challenges. Because the building is occupied by two separate entities, complete separation of their respective utilities was required. Our firm negotiated and designed separate utility feeds for each tenant to provide distinct but parallel services. We initiated coordination efforts with multiple City of Seattle organizations for frontage improvements, transportation access, and street reconfiguration—such as changing Union Street from a one-way to two-way street—and a challenging re-route of Seattle City Light duct banks. Being a particularly busy downtown location, the project team had to work around the hectic atmosphere throughout the design and construction phases. The overall result of each of these sub-projects was a more efficient, integrated streetscape and utility system.

/ Client

Russell Investments

/ Size

450,000 SF, 4 Acres

/ Team

NBBJ, Sellen Construction