Seattle Central College

ADA & Universal Access Upgrades:  Renovations 

Seattle Central College (SCC) requested our expertise to renovate a portion of the Broadway Edison Building, creating a new entryway and universal access from the main floor corridor (aptly named “Main Street”) to a mezzanine atrium space, where the campus food services are located. The team developed its design concept and met with the Tsutakawa Fountain representatives to refine the design, eliminating railings where possible while maintaining sufficient public safety. 

Founded in 1966, SCC was the first community college in Seattle. Today it remains a leading state college located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and is 1 of 3 colleges, which make up the Seattle Colleges District.


  • SCC’s Student Life Committee funded the project. 
  • Led a team of technical professionals to produce the design.
  • Managed all stakeholder communication, including the Student Life Committee, Tsutakawa Fountain representative, SCC, and all contractors.
  • Reviewed materials selections and design refinements to ensure the final design was fully compatible with the fountain.
  • Provided design and construction administration services for the project.