• Rendering courtesy of ZGF Architects and Shive Hattery Architects

  • Rendering courtesy of ZGF Architects and Shive Hattery Architects

Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance

Seattle, WA

Business Type

New construction sports practice facility


50,000 square feet

An all-female team of designers from PAE and ZGF Architects is set to make history by designing this practice facility for the four-time WNBA champions. It will be the first center in the U.S. to be specifically built for a professional women’s sports team.


ZGF Architects, Shive Hattery Architects


Seattle Storm



  • Pursuing LEED Gold

Progress Report

  • Pursuing the Seattle Priority Green Permitting Process
  • Predicted EUI of 45

Special features

  • All-electric building
  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Commercial cooking kitchen using electric heat
  • No refrigerants within the building
  • High performance envelope 15% better than Seattle Energy Code

Media Coverage

Sports Business Journal: Facilities: New venues for KC Current, Seattle Storm are at forefront of trend toward women’s sports facilities


BD+C: WNBA practice facility will offer training opportunities for female athletes and youth


The Seattle Times: Storm announce plans for Interbay basketball performance center by 2024