Construction underway on $62 million University of Washington Bothell building9 August 2012
Construction is under way on the $62 million Science and Academic Building at the University of Washington Bothell.
The new building will house programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It is expected to produce 1,500 construction-related jobs, more than 1,000 students and an increase in the number of STEM graduates in the Puget Sound region. Known as "UWB 3," it is the first building to be constructed on the UW Bothell campus in 10 years.
The state legislature approved funding for pre-design and design phases of the University of Washington Bothell science and academic building (UWB 3). The new building will be spanned in an area of 74,000 square feet and will accommodate 1,000 full-time students.
Upon completion, the building will feature 11 science laboratories, 250 lab seats, and 200-seat lecture hall. The energy efficient features of the building are Solar-heated hot water, recycled materials, natural and displacement ventilation, and grey water reuse.
The surrounding building and landscaping will include an ADA accessible crescent walkway and will create disability access to the upper campus through thoughtful design.
The university is in the process of establishing more specific sustainability goals for UWB 3 including the LEED Silver certification or greater target and the version of LEED in which to certify the building.