MGAC Serving as Project Manager for T-Mobile Bellevue Headquarters Renovation
As MGAC marked its first anniversary of collaboration with T-Mobile, plans for the Un-carrier’s $160M Bellevue campus renovation were made public. T-Mobile will create a sustainably focused, team-first, agile environment in their longtime Pacific Northwest headquarters for over 6,000 employees. The new, creative space will celebrate T-Mobile’s diverse workforce and bring the brand to life for employees and visitors.
MGAC is providing T-Mobile project management and owners representation services — among a multitude of other critical tasks — to bring this unique and highly visible project to fruition. Other collaboration points include cost and risk management, procurement, change management communication and messaging, and technology planning.
MGAC will continue to work directly alongside T-Mobile during their construction, serving as a true extension of the team. MGAC manages all project partners, budgets, timelines, and the campus’s many critical intricacies. MGAC will ultimately ensure that T-Mobile’s team enjoys and utilizes their new space as intended by T-Mobile leadership. The campus’s central focus – is slated for completion in 2021, but other landmark moments include the completion of the “3305” satellite office, construction of an innovative and dynamic customer experience center, the introduction of a 40,000-square-foot campus amenity centerpiece with food and dining options, gaming, and collaborative meeting space, and the early implementation of technology solutions to make the campus more user-friendly.
Energy usage and sustainability is at the forefront of T-Mobile’s renovation. When complete, T-Mobile will be the first corporate campus in the U.S. to achieve the “Fitwel Certification”, a commitment to making physical activity the central focus of a workplace with healthier food options, natural lighting, and outdoor spaces. As a member of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, T-Mobile is committed to powering its Bellevue HQ using 100% renewable energy by 2021, plus it will also earn a LEED certification with its sustainable green building design, construction and ongoing maintenance and operations. These needs are consistent with many MGAC renovations or construction projects – most recently bringing a three-year Net Zero renovation to fruition for the American Geophysical Union headquarters, the first of its kind in the nation’s capital.
Over the past year, Ashley O’Connor, MGAC Managing Director, has provided project oversight and built MGAC’s on-site project team. She states, “We regularly encourage our clients to push the envelope and deliver what’s not yet been done, or is expected — and T-Mobile is no different. Though MGAC has previously worked on major office relocations and renovations with Hilton Worldwide and American Greetings, our management of T-Mobile’s forward-thinking campus renovation is an unprecedented project. We are thrilled to work alongside the T-Mobile team at each step of the way.”
MGAC has long had a presence in Seattle, but the T-Mobile collaboration solidified their need to expand and grow their team to support a growing clientele, which also includes 5th and Stewart Hotel & Residences, the Macy’s Downtown Seattle Building, citizenM Hotel, and Capital One. MGAC‘s Seattle office employs 15 people with plans to make five additional hires by spring 2019.