King Street Station | Seattle, WA

A Modern Transportation Hub for the Next 100 Years

  • Completion Date 2013
  • Budget $55M
  • Scale 68,800 SF

The King Street Station Renovation Project served to restore the station’s prominence and establish it as a modern transportation hub for the next 100 years. Built in 1906, King Street Station is the busiest train station in the Pacific Northwest, serving over two million passengers annually. The first phase of the project, completed in 2009, involved replacing the existing asphalt shingle roof with historically accurate terracotta tiles and repairing the four clocks in the tower. The second phase, completed in 2013, included structural and systems upgrades to the building, updates to Amtrak-related facilities and the Jackson Street plaza, as well as restoration of all interior finishes including the main lobby’s ornate plaster ceiling. It was extremely important to the client that the station remain operational for passengers throughout the duration of the project. King Street Station achieved LEED Platinum Certification.

SOJ Scope

  • Secure Financing
  • Entitlements Management
  • Community Relations
  • Management of Planning, Design, and Construction
  • Sustainability Program Management

Project Partners

  • Client:
    • City of Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Architect:
    • Zimmer Gunsul
    • Frasca Architects
  • General Contractor:
    • Sellen
    • Construction
  • Roof Restoration:
    • Biwell
    • Construction