DES hosting open house on major Capitol Campus construction and renovation efforts

Public invited to attend Legislative Campus Modernization in-person event Feb. 28, virtual option March 6

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A picture of the Newhouse Building exterior, located on the Washington state Capitol Campus.
(OLYMPIA) - The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) invites the public to attend an in-person Open House on Feb. 28 to learn more about major construction efforts to modernize a portion of West Capitol Campus. A virtual question and answer session will follow on March 6.

In-person event

WHAT: Legislative Campus Modernization (LCM) Open House
WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
WHERE: 1500 Jefferson Building, Olympia

A DES employee will meet guests at the front door of the 1500 Jefferson Building and direct them to the event space. Attendees can use the limited parking spaces in front of the 1500 Jefferson Building, or the nearby Jefferson & Maple Park and Plaza Garage visitor parking lots. Parking is free after 5 p.m.

Virtual event

WHAT: Online LCM Open House
WHEN: Short informational videos can be viewed any time after March 1. A virtual question and answer session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on March 6 via Microsoft Teams.
WHERE: LCM Public Meeting page


LCM is a phased project to replace and update aged structures on West Campus. DES was directed to manage the LCM project by the 2021 Washington State Legislature to address space needs of legislative agencies and critical issues with the Irving R. Newhouse, Joel M. Pritchard and John L. O’Brien buildings. The project will take place over the next six years.

The next major phase of construction will be replacing the existing Newhouse Building and demolishing the Ayer and Carlyon press houses nearby. LCM will also renovate the Pritchard and O’Brien buildings and make other improvements to a portion of West Capitol Campus.