The U.S. General Services Administration kicked-off the modernization of the Federal Center South Complex with the start of construction for the Seattle District Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Seattle District Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will occupy the renovated Federal Center South Complex in Seattle.
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Seattle District Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will occupy the renovated Federal Center South Complex in Seattle.

GSA is investing $72 million in Recovery Act funding to develop a LEED gold workplace, including extensive use of natural daylight, conversion of existing hardscape into low impact sustainable green space, use of recycled timbers and other building materials and an energy-efficient HVAC system utilizing under-floor air distribution. The project will also preserve and restore the Duwamish River shoreline.

GSA awarded the design/build contract for the 175,000-sq-ft project to Sellen Construction and ZGF Architects. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012.