This spring and summer, DES crews have been busy improving the campus "curb appeal" as well as pollinator habitat with more flowers that bring color to both East and West Campus – a mix of perennials, annuals and wildflowers. Crews have also hung banners that reflect the diversity of eastern and western Washington on 20 light posts along the north and south diagonals on the Capitol Campus. Learn more.
The East Plaza project will stop water from leaking into the Plaza Garage and redesign a portion of the East Plaza to better complement the intended landscape design of the East Capitol Campus. This project is scheduled to last through December. Learn more.
Aged roofs are being replaced on the Cherberg and Insurance buildings this summer. The replacements will alleviate chronic leaks in the Cherberg Building as well as water damage in the Insurance Building. There will be noise, pedestrian, parking and traffic impacts.
Sidewalks as well as ADA access are being improved throughout the Capitol Campus. The project also includes new ADA access into and throughout the Sunken Garden. There will be noise, traffic and pedestrian impacts. Learn more.
A project to clean and repair the historic Capitol Court building's exterior sandstone, replace doors and fully restore the building's wood window frames will begin in early August and last through November. There will be noise, parking and pedestrian impacts as well as dust at times. Learn more.