Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - museums

Designers: Holl, Steven, Architect (firm); McKinstry, Mechanical Contractors (firm); Nordenson, Guy, and Associates, Structural Engineers (firm); Sclater Partners, Architects (firm); Sellen Construction Company, Incorporated (firm); Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire, (SWMB), Incorporated, Engineers (firm); Sparling Electrical Engineering (firm); Arthur J. Barkshire (structural engineer); James R. Duncan (electrical engineer); Steven Holl (architect); Jon Magnusson (structural engineer); Merrill McKinstry (mechanical contractor); Guy Nordenson (engineer); John Henry Sellen Sr. (building contractor/civil engineer); John Bower Skilling (structural engineer); Thomas E. Sparling Sr. (electrical engineer); William D. Ward (structural engineer)

Dates: constructed 2001

3 stories, total floor area: 36,000 sq. ft.

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510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004-5014

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The Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Association, the forerunner of the Bellevue Arts Museum, started its yearly street fair in 07/1947; the group congealed into something more formal in 1975, first creating a gallery space in a school and then a funeral home. Most recently, the Bellevue Art Museum obtained third floor space in the Bellevue Square Mall across the street. With the prosperity generated by Microsoft and other high-tech businesses in Bellevue, WA, and nearby Redmond, WA, (home of Microsoft), money became available to build a stand-alone designer building. Unfortunately, soon after completion on 12/31/2001, the museum was forced to close due to insufficient funds. According to the museum's web site: "On June 18, 2005, after extensive research and community feedback, BAM opened its doors with a revitalized mission focused on art, craft and design and with an emphasis on Northwest artists." (See "History,"Accessed 07/25/2011.) New York architect Steven Holl (b. 1947) collaborated with Associate Architect, Sclater Partners, on the building's design and construction. Alan Sclater and Brad Smith were the leads for Sclater. Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire served as the Structural Engineer for the Bellevue Art Museum; Guy Nordenson and Associates also worked on the structural elements. Other engineering consultants included: Sparling and Nelson Electric (Electrical Engineers) and McKInstry (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer). Sellen Construction served as the General Contractor.

Tel: (425) 519-0770 (2007);

PCAD id: 8446