410 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
The Norm Maleng Building adjoins Harborview’s East Hospital wing by a six-story bridge building, which spans Ninth Avenue and makes a bold architectural statement. Public art is integrated into the streetscape and under the bridge building, which also includes a soft blue lighting treatment for the north façade.
Named in honor of the late King County prosecutor Norm Maleng, this state-of-the-art facility for inpatient expansion was built to the highest seismic standards and houses eight new operating rooms, 50 additional critical- and acute-care beds, clinic space and visitor waiting areas.
By expanding and upgrading our facilities, this project provides us with additional capacity to meet the needs of patients in our region for years to come. It also ensures that Harborview can continue to serve the community during an earthquake in our role as the disaster control hospital for Seattle and King County.
The Northwest Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Art is the only one of its kind in the region and is on permanent view in the lobby of the Norm Maleng Building at Harborview.
The collection reflects contributions by regional artists to the national ceramics movement, beginning in the 1940s and continuing to present day. It includes 45 individual pieces given by Anne Gould Hauberg, one of Seattle’s most revered collectors and philanthropists.
As part of Harborview’s patient- and family-centered care environment, the bridge building spanning Ninth Avenue is outfitted with comfortable and tranquil waiting areas for patient families. These light-drenched areas face south and have sweeping views of Mount Rainier. Patient rooms are spacious with maximum privacy and have large windows, flooding the space with natural light even on a cloudy day.
The building was made possible thanks to King County voters’ generous support of the $193 million bond measure in 2000. The generosity of King County voters allows Harborview to grow, better serve the community and accomplish our mission of caring.