Press Release: Bayley Construction Selected for Work

Press Release

Bellevue, WA – March 24, 2015

The Bellevue Convention Center Authority board of directors today approved two contracts with Bayley Construction for renovation of Meydenbauer Center (, the Puget Sound region’s second largest convention facility. Bayley Construction will complete both the exterior and interior renovation work.

The $12.5 million dollar project will begin June 15, 2015 with completion anticipated on the interior renovation by September 10 and the full exterior renovation by the end of November.

The planned renovations include:

  • Building Envelope Remediation – Replaces damaged exterior insulation finishing systems (EIFS); removal and replacement of all exterior sealant joints; and sealing of all existing EIFS. This project will protect the integrity of the building envelope and avoid water damage to the facility.
  • Interior Improvements – Extensive interior enhancements to the meeting rooms, public lobbies, restrooms and theatre.
  • Technology Improvements – Extensive upgrades to audiovisual systems, new structured cabling, network and a wide area network (WAN) to meet the demands of high-tech corporate conventions and meetings. 

About Meydenbauer Center

Founded in 1993, Meydenbauer Center ( is a full-service convention center and theatre serving conventions, corporate and community meetings, and the performing arts in Bellevue, Washington. Meydenbauer Convention Center serves a unique, mid-sized market for conventions, providing groups of 300 to 3,000 with turnkey facilities and services and personalized customer service. Meydenbauer Center is owned and operated by the Bellevue Convention Center Authority, a non-profit Public Development Authority chartered by the City of Bellevue. Created in December 1989, the Authority was organized pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 35.21.730 et seq.