The new Population Health Facility will help advance University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative through an idea laboratory and collaboration incubator.
As part of University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, the new Population Health Facility will create a space for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in population health, such as investigation of biomedical, social behavioral, cultural, environmental, and physical factors—all of which affect the health of populations across the globe.
The Population Health Initiative is a 25-year vision to improve population health on a local and global scale. University of Washington defines population health as three major pillars—human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. The Miller Hull/Lease Crutcher Lewis team was selected to deliver a building that reflects these values and goals, while promoting collaboration and creative interaction between building occupants throughout the university community and beyond.
Using a Progressive Design-Build (PDB) delivery method, the university designed a process that encouraged the team to embrace elements of Integrated Project Delivery, as well as Lean Design and Construction. Engaging university stakeholders, consultants, and subcontractor expertise early and often has fostered an environment of trust and engagement, which streamlined the Design/Pre-Construction Phase to meet the demanding schedule.
The project is currently in the Design/Pre-Construction Phase. Construction began in April 2018, with project completion targeted for 2020.