High-rise convention centre: More space to co...
High-rise convention centre

More space to collaborate, innovate and celebrate

Photo: SCC

573,770 square feet of event space including 62 meeting rooms, a 58,000-square-foot column-free and divisible ballroom featuring 3,900 suspended planks of reclaimed wood, 248,450 square feet of exhibit space, 140,700 square feet of naturally lit lobby space and the 14,000-square-foot outdoor Garden Terrace. Covering 1.5 million square feet, Summit and the original Arch building, one and half blocks away, together create a campus built to usher in the future of meetings and conventions.

North America's first high-rise convention centre nearly doubles Seattle Convention Center's capacity and ushers in the future of meetings. Summit, the Seattle Convention Center's (SCC) $2 billion downtown addition – and North America's first high-rise convention centre – has announced that its opening celebrations will commence on January 25.
More than a decade ago, the centre's board of directors determined that the economic impact benefiting the state of Washington could be substantially increased by the addition of a second SCC facility. Following an extended planning and design period, contractors broke ground on the expansion in August of 2018.
„"We're thrilled for the new opportunities Summit together with Arch will create for our clients, community and industry."“
Jeff Blosser, CEO
"Congratulations are in order to the board for having the vision to build two stacked buildings in downtown Seattle", said Frank Finneran, chair of the SCC board of directors. "We're thrilled for the new opportunities Summit together with Arch will create for our clients, community and industry", said president and CEO Jeff Blosser. Summit's downtown urban location offers easy walking proximity to a multitude of entertainment, retail and accommodations for meeting attendees with approximately 7,000 hotel rooms within a six-block radius.

The building is also situated off Interstate 5, providing easy access to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and is near to the Link light rail and other public transportation. For those driving in, SCC operates three garages, including one at Summit. Summit is projected to achieve LEED Gold certification, having used environmentally friendly design elements during the construction and planning with the same intention for its operations.