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News | Puget Sound Business Journal

LMN-led Team will Design $1B Seattle Convention Center Expansion

Washington State Convention Center officials on Monday said that a team made up of LMN Architects, GGN and SHoP is the "apparent successful submitter" in the competition to design a major expansion of the center in downtown Seattle. Subject to completion of contract negotiations, Seattle-based LMN will lead the team as the prime architect. GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol), also of Seattle, will be the urban designer and landscape architect. And New York City-based SHoP (the firm's name appears to be a collection of the first letters of the founding principals' names) will be a resource for co-development planning, center officials said in a press release...

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News | Daily Journal of Commerce

Design Perspectives: Some of WSCC Expansion May Go Underground

Squeezed into the center of Seattle, the Washington State Convention Center has always been over the top. Beginning in 1985, it reached over Interstate 5 with a unique landscape, Freeway Park. Then in 2001 it spanned Pike Street with a high glass-and-steel barrel vault and transparent walls...

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News | Puget Sound Business Journal

Convention Center Pays $56.5M for Downtown Seattle Property

The possible expansion of the Washington State Convention Center has taken a big step forward with the center's purchase of the Honda of Seattle property. The center’s Public Facilities District paid nearly $56.5 million for the property, which is between Ninth Avenue North and Boren Avenue, and Howell Street and Olive Way. Cassieford Co. of Auburn was the seller, records show. Honda is relocating to Seattle's Sodo neighborhood...

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