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Clark | Abbott Top Out Behavioral Health Teaching Facility at the University of Washington’s Medical Center-Northwest in Seattle

Clark Construction, Abbott Construction, Seattle, University of Washington, SRG Partnership, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Thornton Tomasetti, Ricca Design Studios, OJB Landscape Architecture, Mazzetti, PAE Engineers, McKinstry, VECA Electric, Schuff Steel, Performance Contracting, Queen City

SEATTLE (June 14, 2022) – Structural steel is complete on the new Behavioral Health Teaching Facility at the University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest campus in Seattle. Representatives from Clark | Abbott, the joint venture team leading design and construction efforts on the project, joined University of Washington Medical Center officials, and trade partners for a topping out ceremony to celebrate this critical milestone.

Designed by SRG Partnership, the new six-story Behavioral Health Teaching Facility will include 150 patient beds, and more than 184,000 square feet of clinical and administrative space. The project will feature 75 long-term civil commitment beds, 25 geropsychiatric beds, and 50 licensed med-surgery beds with the capacity to treat patients with psychiatric diagnoses and/or substance use disorders. The facility also will include a 24/7 telehealth consultation program, a procedural area for electroconvulsive therapy, and neuromodulation to support patients’ commitment to community-based living and healthcare, as well as space to conduct comprehensive workforce training and development for behavioral health and general healthcare providers.

Since breaking ground in October 2021, the Clark | Abbott team has erected 1,752 tons of steel to bring the project to full height. With structural steel operations complete, construction crews will shift their focus to fireproofing, adding concrete to metal decks, and enclosure. 

The Clark | Abbott joint venture is comprised of general contractors Clark Construction Group and Abbott Construction LLC. The integrated project delivery team also includes architect SRG Partnership and additional project partners KPFF Consulting Engineers, Thornton Tomasetti, Ricca Design Studios, OJB Landscape Architecture, Mazzetti, PAE Engineers, McKinstry, VECA Electric, Schuff Steel, Performance Contracting Inc., and Queen City. Substantial completion is slated for Winter 2024.

About Clark Construction Group

For more than a century, Clark Construction Group has been transforming the ideas and visions of its clients into world-class projects that make the United States a stronger, safer place. As one of the nation’s largest asset creators, Clark has offices strategically located across the country to serve the needs of its clients.

About Abbott Construction

Since 1983, Abbott Construction has been empowering clients with a construction experience unlike any other—one that’s personal, powerful, abundantly clear, and financially rewarding. No matter where a client may be in their construction journey—Abbott can provide innovative solutions to guide a project towards success. As a West Coast partner for STO Building Group, a family of 13 companies with offices throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, Abbott has the resources and expertise to provide their clients a complete range of services—site selection analysis, preconstruction, design constructability review and more—for new building construction, occupied tenant improvements, and major building infrastructure upgrades and modernization. Abbott Construction is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices in Tacoma, Washington, and Los Angeles, California.

About SRG Partnership

Founded in 1972, SRG Partnership, Inc. is an award-winning design firm providing architecture, planning, and interior design expertise from offices in Portland and Seattle. Being rooted in the Pacific Northwest contributes to the firm’s focus on connections to nature, health and wellbeing, and a pioneering spirit that drives the firm forward. Nationally recognized for its research-based design and innovation in sustainability, SRG’s projects span healthcare, education, science and research, sports and recreation, civic and cultural, workplace, and master planning. SRG embraces a wide range of perspectives in our culture and work, leading to design excellence that makes a positive impact on our communities. Our experience demonstrates that by working together we can invent a better future.