UW Athletics reported good news today: newly renovated Husky Stadium is expected to be recognized with a LEED medal from the United States Green Building council. Developers Wright Runstad & Co., along with general contractor Turner Construction, were able to meet the needs of the university and achieve the desired space and functionality within constraints that were quite complex with regards to budget, timeframe, and location. (Sound Transit is in the midst of underground light rail station construction on the adjacent site, with service expected to begin in 2016.) Adding national recognition in sustainability to this list is quite an impressive achievement. The new stadium will be officially opened and dedicated when Washington Husky Football returns to its real home and hosts Boise State on August 31, 2013.
Jon Runstad and Greg Johnson of Wright Runstad & Co. and Tom Gerlach of Turner Construction are active members of the Runstad Center Advisory Board. We wish to congratulate them on the completion of this signature project, not only for this campus but for Husky fans everywhere! As part of our new student orientation in September 2013, incoming MSRE students will have an opportunity to visit the finished project and hear stories about its development and construction. We look forward to the tour!