ShoWare Center (Kent Arena)

This two-story, 175,000 square foot building with 850 parking spaces has a main level featuring a 7,800-seat arena with a public concourse, a hockey area, kitchen, two locker rooms, ticket and building administration offices, retail space, loading docks and storage areas. The suite level includes 20 luxury suites, sound room media, two pantries and a lounge space. Valley Electric installed interior and exterior lighting, sport lighting, lighting control systems, fire alarm, tele-data, CATV, Audio-Visual and cable trays during the 14-month long project.

The project was under budget and ahead of the fast-tracked schedule. The extensive use of 3D and 4D Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in the field contributed to the team’s ability to meet the demanding 16-month schedule.

In addition, the ShoWare Center is the first events center in the United States to achieve LEED certification. The center originally pursued a Silver level; however, through innovative design and construction, the team exceeded the Owner’s expectations and recently received LEED Gold certification


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