The Washington State Convention Center Addition is adding 570,290 square feet of event space to its preexisting convention center. The project includes two co-development sites and will transform the equivalent of four blocks of the downtown streetscape. The design of the WSCC Addition prioritizes efficiency, connections with the surrounding neighborhoods, open and engaging public spaces, and a unique experience that embodies Seattle’s special qualities. The Addition will also be a leader in sustainability and will seek LEED Gold certification.
The WSCC Addition was awarded to Scott Coatings from a new joint venture project between Clark Construction and Lease Crutcher Lewis.
There have been two major challenges with the execution of this project. The first is that the building is not only large but is also being built with a new approach from this joint venture. The second is that the painting of the OTS and structural steel on the dance floor erected 30′ in the air provided a level of difficulty that requires a lot of organization between the GC and subcontractors involved. Both of these challenges are being approached with great diligence and attention to detail.
This project is still in progress and is expected to be completed in 2022.
Principal – Senior Project ManagerSeattle, WA
Laurin has been at Scott Coatings longer than everyone minus Rob. He has been here since June of 2007 as a Project Manager and now a Principal – Senior Project Manager. His roles have evolved in the more recent years in leading the charge for our project management team on all of our projects. Laurin has a Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing degree from Michigan Tech and Oakland University. He also received his MBA from Wayne State University. 100% of his experience in construction has been with Scott Coatings. What initially started out as a secured job prior to moving west from Detroit quickly blossomed into a passion of his and has become his future. Outside of Scott Coatings Laurin enjoys traveling, boating, camping, skiing, hiking, and really just being outdoors.
- Random Fact: He is the 4th Laurin Preston.
- Bucket list: Visit an African safari with his wife and daughter.
General SuperintendentSeattle, WA
Juan started in September of 2017 as a General Foreman then later on promoted to a Superintendent where his responsibilities include scheduling, project production, manpower, and improving methods and processes. He has his certifications in boom lift, scissor lift, scaffolding, swing stages, and forklift training. He has also completed a course as a Apprentice and Journeyman at IUPAT. Juan has been in the construction industry for 15 years and specifically in the painting industry for 14 years. Juan believes that he found the place where he enjoys the culture, behavior, and vision to be the biggest and best painting contractor on the Westcoast. He feels that he is at a place where he is valued and is inspired to perform at a high level. Outside of Scott Coatings Juan enjoys time with his family as well as traveling with his kids to soccer games. He is a very competitive guy, so he loves the thrill of the game.
- Random Fact: I’m stronger and taller than I look.
- Bucket list: Travel outside of earth.
Alen joined the Scott Coatings team in August of 2019 as a Foreman and plays a key role in leading our projects, teaching others and inspiring positivity. His certifications consist OSHA 30, Lift Training, first aid, and went through the CITC program. Alen is no stranger to construction and has always been around the industry and specifically in the painting industry for the past 13 years. He really enjoys being a part of a growing team at Scott Coatings. Outside of Scott Coatings Alen really enjoys fishing, hanging out with his dog and firing up the BBQ.
- Random Fact: He can snowboard.
- Bucket list: Go fishing with Jeremy Wade from River Monsters.