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January 3, 2023
DES has completed an environmental review for the Legislative Campus Modernization (LCM) Global program, which will govern a series of actions on a segment of the West Capitol Campus. The environmental review is called a non-project, or "programmatic," State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA…

News and updates

October 31, 2022

Estuary restoration best achieves project goals compared to the other alternatives considered, has the broadest stakeholder support, and provides…

October 26, 2022

The agency’s Buildings and Grounds (B&G) Division received the Olmsted Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) at…

September 07, 2022

The discussion, Historic Washington: Capitol Press Houses, provides an oral history of the Carlyon and Ayer Houses that were occupied by members…

Success stories

When employees began working from home, government agencies had to adjust how they sent and received mail. DES' Consolidated Mail Services adjusted with them to keep the business of government working smoothly.
The Washington National Guard used DES' contracting and project management services to get a 39,000-square-foot readiness center constructed for national guardsmen training.
In need of a generator to power large-scale water filtration projects, JJH Earthworks turned to DES and the federal surplus program available to veterans who own small businesses.

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