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A Special Feature of DJC.COM
November 12, 2004
Project team

Owner:
City of Tacoma

Architects:
MulvannyG2 (design architect), Bellevue, in collaboration with Krei Architecture (executive architect), Tacoma.

General contractor/construction manager:
M.A. Mortenson Co., Bellevue

Civil engineer:
Parametrix, Sumner

Structural engineer:
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Landscape architect:
Nakano Associates, Seattle

Geotechnical engineer:
GeoEngineers, Seattle

Mechanical engineer:
Holaday-Parks, Seattle

Owner’s representative:
Syska Hennessy Group, Seattle


roofline
Photo by Wyn Bielaska

 view of Mount Rainier
Photo courtesy of M.A. Mortenson Co.


Fast facts



Location:
1551 Broadway, Tacoma

Size:
277,000 square feet

Project cost:
$84 million

Groundbreaking:
Dec. 9, 2001

Opening:
Nov. 13

Hotel:
A $14.5 million, 153-room Courtyard by Marriott will open on South 15th Street, across from the center. The project, designed by the Johnson Braund Design Group, includes 18,000 square feet of commercial space.
Completion is slated for April.




landscape
Photo courtesy of Nakano Associates
Feature Stories

"Tacoma builds a not-so-conventional trade center"
Designers aim to 'fill the hole in the donut' of a diverse cityscape
By TED CALOGER and MING ZHANG,
MulvannyG2 Architecture


"$84M project's goal: bring in out-of-towners"
The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
is more than another city building.

By BECKY LAYBOURN
GTCTC


"Cooperation produced results for convention center"
Design team worked closely with the city to bring the site up to snuff
By JUSTIN JONES and DENISE LEDINGHAM
Parametrix


"Sticking to schedule, bound to the budget"
Design-build contracts, frequent reviews helped contractors
to manage the convention center project.

By MAUREEN DILLEY
M.A. Mortenson Co.


"Plantings, pavers tie center to the street"
Nakano Associates provided landscape design services
for the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

By ED MAH
Nakano Associates



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