The Helen Sommers Building is the result of the construction project called the 1063 Block Replacement Project.
The project to construct the building was known as the 1063 Block Replacement Project. It was initiated by the 2013 Legislature. The five-story, 225,000-square-foot office building replaces a state owned-building. It is the first new office building on the historic west Capitol Campus in many years, and provides a transitional gateway from the City of Olympia to the Capitol Campus. The building was completed in the fall of 2017. Tenants moved in through early 2018. View project information.