Developer: Pine Street Group LLC, Seattle, in
association with Seneca Real Estate Group, Seattle
Allied Works Architecture,
Portland and New York
Architect of record for tenant improvements:
LMN Architects, Seattle
Architect of record for shell and core: NBBJ, Seattle
General contractor:Sellen Construction Co., Seattle
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle
Mechanical engineer: McKinstry, Seattle
Electrical engineer: Coffman Engineers, Seattle
Civil engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Seattle
R.A. Heintges & Associates, New York,
and the Facade Group, Portland
Curtain wall fabricator: Benson Industries, Portland
Acoustics, audio visual, IT and technology,
lighting, mechanical and security:
Arup, New York
Conservation: Garrison/Lull, Princeton Junction, N.J.
Graphics and signage: Pentagram, New York
Project manager, tenant improvement:
Soehren Management, Bellevue
shell and core:
Development Management Advisors, Seattle
Photos by Richard Barnes
1300 Union St., Seattle
New building total: 450,000 square feet
Museum-owned space: 300,000 square feet
WaMu-owned space: 150,000 square feet
Total museum space (phase one):
268,000 square feet
118,000 square feet (new)
150,000 square feet (previous)
Photo by Richard Barnes
Expansion: The expansion connects to SAM’s existing building, designed by Venturi, Scott Brown, which opened in 1991.
Entrances: A new public entrance and foyer at First Avenue and Union Street serves as the main entrance. First and Second avenue entrances into the 1991 building remain.
Public spaces: The museum has a new and expanded restaurant and gift shop. The Brotman Forum is a 5,000-square-foot free pubic space with changing installations. The Ketcham Forum Gallery also has rotating installations.
Third floor: A double-height gallery is devoted to modern and contemporary art. Flexible spaces can be reconfigured to accommodate larger works. Other galleries include collections of American textiles, Asian art, Northwest coast art, aboriginal and oceanic art, and 18th- and 19th-century American art.
Fourth floor: Includes space for recent acquisitions, temporary exhibitions and a gift shop. Galleries include European art, African art, ancient Mediterranean and Islamic art, porcelain and Native American art.
Behind the scenes: Museum staff space includes administrative offices, a library and a conservation laboratory.
• Unitized curtain wall fabricated with formed stainless-steel panels and channels, and high-performance glazing
• Terrazzo floors in public spaces and white oak plank floors in galleries
• Steel-plate gallery thresholds and way-finding signs
Seattle Art Museum reopens with a 35-hour celebration that runs from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Admission during the celebration is free but will require timed entry tickets, available at the door. Festivities will include music, children’s activities and performances.
Regular museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours on Thursday and Friday evenings. Admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and up, and $7 for students 13-19. Children 12 and under are free. The restaurant, TASTE, is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours on Friday and Saturday.
For more information see www.seattleartmuseum.org.