Completion: Fall 2006
Client: Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
Cost: $60 million
In December 1999 the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) purchased an 8-acre former industrial property on Seattle’s waterfront. SAM wanted to create a public park that would also serve as an outdoor display space for large sculptures. The park is uniquely situated between the popular Belltown neighborhood and Myrtle Edwards Park. It is now a green space corridor in which the public can experience art outdoors while enjoying the city’s waterfront. Upon completion, the Olympic Sculpture Park became one of the city’s cultural highlights for both local residents and visitors.
barrientos RYAN provided project management support for SAM’s Director of Capital Projects and was deeply involved in all aspects of the park’s development. This included running an international designer selection process and managing the highly complex design and construction of the park.