#7. New Bellevue City Hall

Image courtesy Lease Crutcher Lewis
The city of Bellevue’s conversion of the old Qwest Building into a new city hall will include a new public plaza and park.

450 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue

$71,247,051 (construction) $101,550,621 (total)

Type of contract:
General contractor/construction manager

Start of construction:
August 2004

Expected completion date:
November 2005


Lease Crutcher Lewis is converting a former telecommunications hub in downtown Bellevue into a city hall, police and fire headquarters, and 911 center.

Photo by Sky-Pix
Footings were poured in November.

The project involves gutting most of the building, performing structural and seismic upgrades, adding new exterior curtain walls, and rebuilding all of the interiors and systems. The project is complex due to the many types of spaces — from police holding cells to council chambers to specialized communications systems.

A soaring public concourse through the center of the building will feature exposed wood framing, aluminum curtain wall and underfloor radiant heat. A new stair tower in the concourse will rise the full height of the building with glass curtainwall. The building will total 619,000 square feet and 338,000 square feet will be usable interior space. Below-grade parking for 390 vehicles is being added, for a total of 790 indoor spaces.

A new public plaza and park will include ponds and other water features. Activity in the plaza will be enhanced by a small retail pavilion, possibly a cafe.

Lewis built the original building for Pacific Northwest Bell in the early 1980s.



Lease Crutcher Lewis, 107 Spring St., Seattle, WA 98104-1052,
(206) 622-0500


SRG Partnership, 101 Yesler Way, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104-2595, (206) 973-1700

Owner’s representatives:

The Seneca Real Estate Group Hainline & Associates


City of Bellevue

Other Participants
Abacus Engineered Systems
Adcomm Engineering Co.
Atkinson Construction
Bruck Richards Chaudiere
Caliber Inspection
Cascade Sawing & Drilling
Evergreen Fire & Safety
Facade Forensics
Francis Krahe & Associates
General Terrazzo & Tile Co.
Ground Support
Hos Brothers
J&M Disposal
Keen Engineering
Kroll Service Security Group
Lerch, Bates & Associates
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Malcolm Drilling Co.
Mayes Testing Engineers
McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie
McKinstry Co.
Modern Sewer Corp.
Morrow Equipment
National Construction Rental
Northwest Construction
Northwest Tower Crane
Northwestern Landscape
Olympic Reprographics
Pacific Mobile
Philips Farevaag Smallenberg
Pielow Fair Associates
Puget Sound Steel
Reliance Fire Protection
Scheduling & Information Services
Sequoyah Electric
Sigma Six
Spider Staging
Statewide Rent-a-Fence
Sussman/Prejza & Co.
10-4 Technology
Teufel Landscape
Totem Electric
Turnstone Construction
Underground Detection Services
Walters & Wolf
W & H Pacific

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