July 25, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This summer our Seattle Young Professional group will be hosting Design-Build a property tour series. These tours will be a great opportunity for you to visit Design-Build project sites under their current phase of construction. All project tours will be led by project staff. We will conclude this tour series with a happy hour wrap-up event at the Lease Crutcher Lewis rooftop terrace on August 15th.

Registration Pricing Per Event Date

$25 Members

$40 Non-Members

*Note: due to capacity restrictions you must register for each tour and the wrap-up happy hour event separately using the form linked below.

Project Description

Construction at 12th Avenue and Alder Street in Seattle’s Central District began in the Summer of 2017. The new center will open in late 2019, and the parking garage is scheduled to open in 2021. The voter approved Children and Family Justice Center will replace an outdated Youth Services Center with a trauma-informed facility that provides modern youth and family court services as well as a flexible and therapeutic juvenile detention center. King County has contracted with Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, to design and build a facility that will include a courthouse for juvenile court and dependency court, juvenile detention, a parking structure and public open areas.

Project areas by the numbers

  • Courthouse: 137,000 square feet with ten courtrooms, an increase of three courtrooms and
    40,000 square feet.
  • Juvenile Detention: 81,800 square feet with 112 detention beds, a reduction of 100 detention
    beds. Design allows for flexibility to reduce detention space in the future.
  • Youth Program Space: 10,200 square feet initially part of detention has been converted to nondetention
    youth program space because of reductions in the juvenile detention population.
  • Parking Garage: The 360-stall structure’s top floor will be at ground level on its north side and
    two floors above ground on its south side.
  • Public Open Areas: 1.55 acres of the site will be open area. That includes the Alder Connection –
    a pedestrian and bicycle pathway that will reconnect East Alder Street between 12th and 14th
    Avenues after a 50-year closure – space on the corner of East Remington Court and 14th Avenue
    that allows for integration with the City of Seattle’s planned woonerf, and public plaza space
    facing 12th Avenue.

Project Budget: $242 million.
Current Construction GMP (April 2019): $171.2 million.

Tour Lead Bio:

David Jobs, CCM, DBIA, AVS, LEED AP, Senior Associate, OAC Services Inc.
Dave has over 25 years of experience providing construction and project management, project controls, value, risk and cost management services for public projects and programs exceeding $1 billion in value. Dave’s background in public procurement is extensive and includes (Progressive) Design-Build, GC/CM, ESCO, and Design-Bid-Build. Project experience includes King County Children & Family Justice Center, Snohomish County Courthouse, Evergreen Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Sound Transit, multiple school districts, Corps of Engineers, Seattle Public Utilities, Sur la Table Corporate Headquarters, and Microsoft Redmond Campus and Downtown Seattle.

Date: July 15, 2019

Time: 3:00-4:30 PM

Location: 1211 E. Alder Street, Seattle, WA 98122

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