Building Cure


Traffic and Sidewalk Interruptions on Terry and Virginia Avenues – Feb. 22 through Mar. 6

Several Building Cure construction-related activities that will interrupt traffic and sidewalk flow are slated to take place now through the beginning of March:

  • Feb. 22 through March 3: Contractors will trench for electrical work near the north end of Terry Avenue between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Expect short, intermittent closures of Terry Avenue while work is in progress.
  • Feb. 27 through March 6: Demolition of a small building on the Building Cure property (1920 Terry Ave.) will take place. Intermittent sidewalk closures should be anticipated between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Flaggers will be stationed on the Terry Avenue sidewalk to ensure pedestrian safety during demolition.
  • Feb. 27 through March 10: The Virginia Avenue sidewalk will be closed 24 hours a day until Century Link relocation work is complete. Signage and barriers will be provided to ensure pedestrians are diverted from this sidewalk closure
  • Feb. 28 through March 15: Concrete trucks and pumps will be intermittently stationed on Terry Avenue supporting the electrical installation from Feb. 28 through sidewalk restoration on March 15. A flagger will be stationed on Terry Avenue to ensure pedestrian safety during these activities.

For your safety, please obey signage and barriers during the sidewalk closures.

Breaking Ground on Building Cure

More than 1,200 community members, students, and faculty and staff attended the Feb. 2 groundbreaking celebration for Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s future Building Cure. Guests also succeeded in a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for “Most people conducting a DNA isolation experiment simultaneously.” Watch the video.

Located in Seattle’s biotech corridor at 1920 Terry Ave., Building Cure will house a new therapeutic cell processing core called the Cure Factory that will translate lab discoveries into patient treatments, with a focus on cancer immunotherapy and cell therapies for immune conditions such as type 1 diabetes and sickle cell disease.

Colorful Corner at Building Cure Site in Downtown Seattle

Construction fencing for Building Cure is up. We want to show our neighbors in the South Lake Union and downtown Seattle corridor who Seattle Children’s Research Institute is and what we do. The fence includes viewing portals for the public to witness firsthand the development of some of Building Cure’s forthcoming exciting features, such as the Science Discovery Lab, Cure Factory, community café and the 225-seat auditorium for scientific dialogue.

The fence runs around the perimeter of the Building Cure site (located at 1920 Terry Ave.) and will be up for the duration of construction.


Building Cure Groundbreaking Celebration, Feb. 2

Join in as we break ground on Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s future Building Cure research facility in downtown Seattle on Feb. 2, 2017. The lively celebration will include entertainment, the Science Adventure Lab, a PAC-MAN arcade, and interactive displays and activities showcasing the science that will happen within the building. You’ll also enjoy local food trucks selling lunch items as well as free hot cocoa, coffee and cookies.

And don’t miss the opportunity to participate in a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for “Most people conducting a DNA isolation experiment simultaneously.” Hundreds of volunteers will isolate the DNA of a strawberry at the same time to demonstrate how some aspects of research will happen in Building Cure. RSVP today.