PULLMAN, Washington — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will build a new event center on the southeast portion of its 132-acre Pullman campus. Though the project is still in the design stage, the footprint of the facility is expected to occupy approximately 80,000 sq. ft.
“We are excited about this project and what it means for our company and community,” said Stephanie Schweitzer, vice president of Marketing & Communications. “We’ve outgrown the current space, and this center will allow us to better accommodate a number of our company’s larger annual events, host new events, and provide another venue option for our community.”
At nearly four times the size of the existing SEL Event Center, the facility will feature a variety of meeting spaces, including a large meeting hall.
SEL has commissioned Bernardo|Wills of Spokane to design the building and the SEL construction team will manage the construction. The company has worked with Bernardo|Wills on two previous building projects.
SEL will finalize the design and permitting process this summer and begin construction in late 2019, with an estimated completion date in 2021. The company will provide updates as plans progress.
About Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
SEL invents, designs and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability, safety and cost. SEL, a 100 percent employee-owned company that is headquartered in Pullman, Washington, has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers in 164 countries. SEL provides unmatched technical support, customer service and a 10-year worldwide warranty.