PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters site, which spans 12 acres adjacent to the Seattle Center, received the first Major Phased Development permit in the city of Seattle for a commercial project. The Seneca Group managed this entitlement process and subsequently managed the development of the parking garage, headquarter building, tenant improvements, exhibit design, and Visitor Center.

CLIENT
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
LOCATION
  • Gates Foundation HQ Campus - Seattle, WA
PROJECT SIZE
  • 600,000 SF (initial phase office)
  • 1,000 car underground parking garage
COMPLETION DATE
  • 2011
SCOPE OF WORK
  • Entitlements
  • Permits and approvals
  • Architect, contractor and exhibit consultant selection
  • Contract negotiations
  • Design and construction management (shell and core)
  • Design and construction management (tenant improvements)
  • Scheduling
  • Budget and cost control
TEAM
  • Seneca Group - Development Manager
  • Sellen Construction - General Contractor
  • NBBJ - Architect
AWARDS
  • What Makes it Green? Award - AIA Seattle
  • ISEAS2 Award, National Certificate of Recognition, American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Technology Award, ASHRAE Puget Sound
  • Award of Excellence, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
  • Best of Year, Interior Design
  • Office Development of the Year, NAIOP
  • Award Winner, AGC of Washington, 2012
  • Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards, 2014