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May 2, 2014
Location: University of Washington, Seattle
Contractor: Western Partitions
Architect: 360 Architecture
Team: Drywall Distributors; Evergreen Building Products; Spears Construction Supply; Scafco Steel Stud Co.; Georgia-Pacific; Sto Corp.; Hilti; Armstrong World Industries; BlazeFrame Industries; USG Building Systems; CertainTeed Gypsum; Cemco
The University of Washington Husky Stadium renovation was a crowning achievement for Western Partitions. The company’s scope of work included light-gauge, metal-stud framing, as well as drywall, moisture and air barriers, acoustical ceilings and direct-applied EIFS.
General contractor Turner Construction and 360 Architecture led the team through this massive project, which demolished about 90 percent of the existing stadium and replaced it with a new facility that is code compliant and user friendly. It had to be completed within 14 months in order to be available for opening day of football season.
The location and restricted space created some storage issues with the mountains of materials needed and multiple trades working in close proximity to one another. Western Partitions’ just-in-time delivery process brought relief.
Western Partitions built more than four miles of walls and hung more than 875,000 square feet of sheet goods on this project, much of which can’t be noticed within the stadium setting.
Judge’s comment: “This project most definitely enhanced the structure’s position as a Seattle landmark. The outstanding materials selected and their meticulous installation have created a spectacular building that we will enjoy for many years.”