Construction Blog

Sidewalk Closure Near Shuttle Loading Zone at Main Campus

Due to the Building Hope construction on the west side of Helen Lane, the sidewalk is closed from the shuttle loading zone to Penny Drive. Pedestrians should use the new east sidewalk to enter or leave Giraffe Circle by walking in front of the short-term/accessible parking stalls. To avoid confusion and for your safety, please stay on the new sidewalk and do not walk in the street on Helen Lane. To ease congestion, the Giraffe Circle should be limited to shuttles and patient families only. All others should use the Airplane or Whale entrances at all times. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 21.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316

Honesty and Understanding Aid Cancer Fight

Cancer isn’t something that only happens to other people. I know because it happened to me. My name is Emma. I’m 19 and live in Seattle with my family. This fall, I’m beginning culinary classes at Seattle Central Community College, but four years ago, I was battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Seattle Children’s. Read full post »

Construction Fence Coming Down

We’re beginning to remove Building Hope’s plywood construction fence and replace it with chain link fencing. The new fencing will sit closer to the sidewalk so grading and landscaping can begin. We’re storing the panels from the old fence for future projects. With the plywood panels gone, the construction site is more visible – and more of a distraction. Please be careful when walking and driving around the site.

 

 

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316

Color Us Grateful

Sellen Construction and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF) are more than designers and contractors. Throughout their involvement in planning and constructing Building Hope, they’ve gone above and beyond to support Seattle Children’s mission. They recently created a fanciful Building Hope coloring sheet that we’re giving to our patients. We’re also making the coloring sheet available for children to download at home. Three cheers for Sellen and ZGF and their ongoing kindness to kids.

Building Hope Coloring Sheet

 

Hartmann Makeover Makes Progress

Extreme Makeover: Hartmann Building Frontage Edition is rolling. The hardscape portion of the project – a new sidewalk, curbs, gutters, drive aprons and rock wall – should be complete by the second week of September.

Look for landscaping work to start the first week of September. This includes prepping the soil, installing sprinklers and planting – or in many cases replanting –  trees, shrubs and other vegetation.  Some of the plants were salvaged from the Hartmann frontage before the makeover began. Others were salvaged from the Laurelon Terrace site or propagated elsewhere on our campus.  Read full post »

Waldo Goes Inside the Walls

Greetings, Waldo fans! If you’re like me, you hate to go inside when it’s sunny outside, but my friend Todd Johnson made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Todd is one of the people helping Children’s construct the new building that will open next year – Building Hope. Todd leads tours of the building and he asked me if I’d like to go on one. Of course I said yes!
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Building Hope Includes Taming Traffic

Our Inside the Walls of Building Hope series wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our Livable Streets initiative. Besides improving traffic flow around the hospital, the initiative will make the neighborhood more walkable and bikeable, providing healthy alternatives to driving that will help people stay active and reduce pollution. Read full post »

Inside the Walls Goes Outside

Our Inside the Walls series continues with a look outside the walls of Building Hope, where we’re working to make it as convenient as possible for families, visitors and others to come and go – starting with adding a new elevator. The elevator will carry people one level from the building’s new inpatient parking area to the existing Giraffe entrance – which serves as the front door to the entire hospital. After Building Hope opens, we will remove the temporary vestibule and make some needed improvements to flow at that entrance. Read full post »

Gas Work at Main Campus Entrance

On Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 crews from Puget Sound Energy will continue installing a new gas line along Sand Point Way. Part of this work involves a new line up Penny Drive to serve Children’s. This week, they will bring the gas line farther up Penny Drive. Traffic will not be blocked, but drivers should be very careful on this busy driveway.

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey Project Superintendent

206.971.3316

Waldo Meets the Mayor

I meet a lot of interesting people as I walk around Seattle Children’s every day. Not long ago, I met the mayor of Seattle, Michael McGinn. The mayor came here to tour the Building Hope expansion and learn how the new building will help the hospital give more kids the care they need to get better. Read full post »