Work

University of Washington Husky Ballpark

This stadium gives us a legitimate chance to host a regional.”

Lindsay Meggs, UW Baseball Head Coach

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Designing the Husky Ballpark!

Thanks to geotechnical and structural engineering know-how, Husky Ballpark underwent a successful grounds renovation upgrading the quality of the site worthy to host a NCAA regional tournament. The stadium seating, team/faculty building, and training facility sit on redesigned foundation systems that alleviate the resettling of the ballpark grounds which sit on top of a former landfill. The new foundation systems support the grandstands and buildings with a no net load, a feat of engineering carefully calculated by DCI to reclaim a suitable foundation surface. This was carried out by removing soil and installing a layer of concrete raft slab, geofoam, and Scoria (igneous rock) in its place.

Location Pin Icon
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Cube Measurments Icon
Square Feet:
92,000
Building Icon
Stories:
2-3
Geometric Shapes Icon
Service:
Structural
Pie Chart Icon
Industries:
Higher Education, Sports
Material Shapes Icon
Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel, Wood

Project Highlights

  • Restored the ballpark vicinity with a “floating” foundation of concrete raft slab, geofoam, and Scoria to level the ground and support new structure with a no net load. This alleviated the constant ground resettling of the ballpark which sits on a former landfill.
  • Accomplished a cantilevered rooftop for the Wayne Gittinger Team Building which provides high ceilings and scenic views of Union Bay.
  • Designed the structural framework for a 3-story grandstand partially covered with metal deck roofing.
  • Designed the structural framework for the Player Development Building which contains five on-grade tunnels of batting cages.

Latest work

See all
For Web Villanova Andrew Tally
project

Villanova University Andrew Tally Athletic Center

Tahanan SH Photo By Bruce Damonte 04
project

Tahanan

For Web Providence St Pats 1
project

Providence St. Patrick Hospital Critical Decision Unit