AKA: United States Postal Service, Distribution Center, SODO, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - post offices; built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: Baugh Construction Company, Building Contractors (firm); DLR Group, Architects and Engineers (firm); URS Corporation (firm); R. H. Baugh (building contractor); Irving Dana (architect); William Larson (architect); James Roubal (architect)

Dates: constructed 1954

total floor area: 350,000 sq. ft.

2445 3rd Avenue South
SODO, Seattle, WA 98134-1923

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This property covered 12.1 acres.

In 09/2002-10/2002, the Seattle Public Schools unified several facilities in the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, a large-scale renovation of the former U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center. At this time, 925 employees from 20 dispersed locations were brought together in the Stanford Building; remodeling accommodated the Seattle system's administrative offices, central warehouse, maintenance shops, main kitchen, training center, school board offices, auditorium and other public spaces. Public bonds paid for the $53.5 million renovation, A total of $12.1 million was spent on land acquisition and $40.2 for the architectural reconfiguration. The job was supervised by DLR Group; Baugh Construction acted as Building Contractor; URS Corporation served as the construction management firm.

PCAD id: 14364