Lumen Field

Team

Architect

AECOM, w/LMN Architects

Contractor

Turner Construction Company

Stats

PROJECT TYPE

Sports

COMPLETION

2002

PROJECT SIZE

1.5 million ft² / 35 acres

MKA ROLE

Structural & Civil Engineer

Seattle, WA

Lumen Field

This open-air, 67,000-seat stadium serving the NFL Seattle Seahawks and MLS Seattle Sounders was designed to incorporate concrete on the lower level, steel framing above, and exposed structural elements throughout, thereby reducing architectural costs by 30 percent. To address its location in an area known for seismic activity and the potential for soil liquefaction, MKA introduced design solutions such as deep pile foundations and a roof system with dual, steel-tied arches spanning 720 ft and bolstered by four friction-pendulum dampers positioned at the top of each support tower.
Lumen Field
Lumen Field
Lumen Field
Daylight view of the seating bowl at Lumen Field, looking down on the field and the city's skyline beyond
Lumen Field
Lumen Field
Lumen Field
Lumen Field
Daylight view of the seating bowl at Lumen Field, looking down on the Seattle Seahawks football field and the city's skyline beyond

Awards

Distinguished Project Award, Public Projects Over $10 Million - 2002 Distinguished Project Awards - Northwest Construction Consumer Council

Grand Award - Building Team Project of the Year Awards - Building Design+Construction

Grand Award, New Building Over $50 Million - Construction Excellence Awards - Associated General Contractors of Washington

Grand Award, Structural Systems - Engineering Excellence Awards - American Council of Engineering Companies

Merit Award, $100 Million and Greater - 2004 Engineering Awards of Excellence - American Institute of Steel Construction

Merit Winner, New Construction Management - Aon Build American Awards - Associated General Contractors of America

Platinum Award, Overall - Engineering Excellence Awards - American Council of Engineering Companies - Washington Chapter

Special Recognition - NAIOP - Washington Chapter

Winner, Most Innovative Structure - Excellence in Structural Engineering Design Competition - Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

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