SEATTLE, Washington (Nov. 16, 2022) – PCL Construction’s Seattle office celebrates 30 years as a local contractor in the Pacific Northwest. Since the office first opened in 1992, PCL has completed more than $7 billion in work within the Pacific Northwest in 30 years – equivalent to more than 160 space needles.

Some of the most iconic projects PCL has built include:

  • McNeil Island Correction Facility – PCL’s first Seattle project.
  • IDX Tower – PCL’s first Seattle high-rise skyscraper.
  • Bell Harbor International Conference Center – PCL’s first Seattle marine structure on 1,600 concrete and steel piles.
  • Angel of the Winds Arena (Everett Events Center) – 8,250-seat design-build ice and community/practice arena.
  • Bravern Signature Residences – Twin tower, 33-story luxury residential condos.
  • Spire – High-rise condo tower with the first automated parking system in the Pacific Northwest.

“Over the last three decades, our team has exponentially expanded our portfolio to provide full preconstruction, design-build and construction services to clients in public works, education, healthcare, high-rise residential, commercial, hospitality/entertainment and various other markets,” said Tyler Kautz, Seattle district manager. “We have a strong team of local builders dedicated to our Seattle office that allow us to better serve clients and designers. Additionally, we have a deep pool of experience and knowledge from resources across North America to supplement our local talent as needed to bring unique solutions to any project.”

Looking Ahead

PCL was recently awarded the Clackamas County Circuit Courthouse, Oregon’s first county courthouse delivered through a Public-Private Partnership (P3). PCL has extensive experience in P3 projects across North America but the procurement method is new to the Pacific Northwest and is yet to be legislatively approved in Washington.

“Our Seattle group is excited about being on the front end of the very progressive P3 model in hopes they will soon be allowed in the Seattle area,” said Kautz

Additionally, as a company focused on sustainable building methods, PCL is looking forward to growing their mass timber portfolio in the Pacific Northwest with recent advancements in codes allowing mass timber to be used in high-rise applications. PCL’s Seattle team can build off their vast experience in high-rise construction and is excited about building a positive change in the community. Currently, PCL is investing in an extensive case study in partnership with leading design partners to build valuable massing and pricing analytics that will assist developers in early project feasibility.

Community Involvement

Throughout the past 30 years, PCL has dedicated time and resources to serving local nonprofits and community organizations with the Pacific Northwest—from United Way, Food Lifeline Northwest Harvest, and ANEW to name only a few. To date, PCL has donated more than $1.7 million to charitable organizations. By emphasizing the importance of community involvement, PCL has created a dynamic company that has been recognized as one of Washington’s Best Place to Work for the last 10+ years.

“At our core, it is the relationships PCL has built within the community and on our projects that speak to our true legacy in this industry. We look forward to what’s in store for the next 30 years,” said Kautz.


About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion USD, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at