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Sea-Tac Central Terminal

A Special Feature of DJC.COM
June 30, 2005

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport celebrated the grand opening of its Central Terminal expansion earlier this month. The project is a part of Sea-Tacs $4.2 billion, 10-year capital improvement program, which includes a $1.1 billion runway scheduled to open in 2008.

Project team

Port of Seattle

Fentress Bradburn Architects, Denver

Associate architect:
Streeter & Associates, Seattle

General contractor:
JE Dunn Construction, Bellevue

Structural engineer:
ABKJ, Seattle

Civil engineer:
RoseWater Engineering, Seattle

Mechanical/plumbing engineer:
Wood Harbinger, Bellevue

Electrical engineer:
Sparling, Seattle

Geotechnical engineer:
CivilTech, Bellevue

Cost estimator:
KJM & Associates, Bellevue

Project manager:
Heery International, Seattle


Photos by James P. Scholz/Fentress Bradburn Architects

Fast facts

Sea-Tac Airport, 17801 Pacific Highway S.

Total size:
240,000 square feet

Pacific Marketplace:
130,000 square feet total;
40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant

$126 million

Photo courtesy of Matt Todd Photography

Photo courtesy of Matt Todd Photography
Feature Stories

"A new gateway for the Northwest Wide-open views help create a sense of place"
Wide-open views help create a sense of place
Fentress Bradburn Architects

"An engineer's-eye view of the terminal"
Mike Bramhall, project manager, ABKJ

Design Details

Pacific Marketplace: The design, meant to evoke the Pike Place Market, includes homey touches such as street-like passageways, umbrella tables and wooden benches. Art deco architectural detailing recalls the original terminal, built in 1949.

Window wall: The cable-suspended glass wall includes 449 panes and 1.1 miles of cable. At 60 feet tall and 350 feet wide, the bi-directionally curved window may be the largest of its kind in North America.

Tenants: The 20 shopping and retail outlets range from newsstands to full-service restaurants. Their spaces were built by 13 architecture and engineering firms, 10 general contractors and 36 subs.

Photo courtesy of Matt Todd Photography

List of Advertisers:

Andersen Bjornstad Kane Jacobs, Inc. (www.abkj.com)

Associated General Contractors of Washington (www.agcwa.com)

Holaday-Parks, Inc. (www.holadayparks.com)

JE Dunn Construction Northwest (www.jedunn-nw.com)

Streeter & Associates Architects AIA, PLLC (www.streeterarchitects.com)

Wood Harbinger (www.woodharbinger.com)

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