Facilities Services manages multiple projects of all shapes and sizes, including Design + Construction's capital projects and Facilities Operation's planned maintenance. All projects aim to implement as many sustainable practices as possible and to improve the quality of the campus.
In July of 2016, Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects was asked to assist Seattle University in moving the Campus Store to the first floor of the 1111 E Madison building. The building, owned by Seattle University, is currently used as a self-storage facility and plans call for the Campus Store to be located on the first floor, along with relocated Urban Storage offices. Floors above and below the first floor will remain as self storage. Directly to the west of the site, the University is constructing student housing above enrollment and admissions offices, and it is anticipated that the Bookstore will connect with this new facility via doors to be installed along the west wall. Lease Crutched Lewis is the General Contractor and Phase I, the relocation of the Urban Storage office, will be completed by July 1st. Phase II, the shell and core work for the Campus Store, will begin in July and be completed in October. Follett, the Campus Store operator, will completed their buildout and fixture installations October through December with the Campus Store opening in its new location Winter quarter 2018.
Construction of a new student housing project began in May of 2017 on Seattle University’s campus at 1107 East Madison Street. The newly constructed building will be ten stories providing eight floors of student housing and two floors of space to consolidate student enrollment services. The university partnered with a private developer, Capstone Development Partners to finance, design, build, operate and maintain this building. Construction is scheduled for completion for fall quarter of 2018. More than 300 new beds of housing will be available for junior and senior students.