Capitol Campus Update: DES to inspect owned and managed buildings for facility assessment

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Scope & Impact

Over the fall, crews will be inspecting all DES-owned and managed buildings and infrastructure on the Capitol Campus and throughout the state to evaluate facility condition and maintenance needs, including physical accessibility barriers and seismic condition.

During the work, crews will be visible moving in buildings, including roofs, basements, office spaces, and exteriors. The inspections will not disrupt normal business. DES will share updates with building tenants as needed.


Beginning Sept. 11, work will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For the week of Sept. 11-15, work will take place in the 1007 Washington Street Building in Olympia.

The schedule is subject to change as work progresses.

Impacted buildings

Capitol Campus

  • Powerhouse
  • Insurance Building
  • Capitol Child Care Center
  • Cherberg Building
  • Capitol Court Building
  • 721 Columbia Street Building
  • Isabella Bush Building
  • Executive Residence
  • O’Brien Building
  • Archives Building
  • Dolliver Building
  • Union Street Building
  • Temple of Justice Building
  • Plaza Garage
  • Columbia Garage
  • Helen Sommers Building
  • Legislative Building
  • Transportation Building
  • Natural Resources Building
  • Highway Licenses Building
  • Office Building 2
  • Heritage Park – Restrooms

Other locations

  • Perry St. Child Care Building
  • Seattle Alaska Street Building
  • Olympia Old Capitol Building
  • Olympia 1007 Washington Street Building
  • Yakima DES office
  • Tumwater Modular Building
  • Kelso DES office

Building tenants should contact their DES property manager with questions.


DES is assessing the condition of DES-owned and managed buildings to better prioritize maintenance needs, and to inform its long-term Capitol Campus planning.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Meng Analysis of Seattle, Washington for this effort.