The University of Washington’s new Health Sciences Education Building will inspire generations of future healthcare professionals. The concept is centered on “A Culture of Care” and is embedded in all aspects of the building design – dappled and lush outdoor moments, a textural and reflective building skin, warm wood, cross-laminated timber (CLT) ceilings and legible and generous vertical circulation.
A daylit library, student study and collaboration space line the north “active edge” of the building, while larger-span classrooms, skills and anatomy labs are positioned to the south. An inter-professional commons or “heart” perches over a pocket park and future water view corridor.
The four-story facility is the first project to be built on the south campus of the university’s Seattle location under the new Campus Master Plan, setting a new tone for the sprawling medical campus. Overtime, the immediate context will transform in density and height, organized to create increased access and views to the water.
Architect & Interior Design: The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP Medical Education Architect: S/L/A/M Collaborative Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis Landscape Architect: GGN Civil & Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: PAE Mechanical & Plumbing Subcontractor: Hermanson Company, LLP Electrical Engineer: Hargis Electrical Subcontractor: Cochran Lighting Design: Hargis Acoustical Consultant: Tenor Environmental Graphics: Mayer/Reed Interior Design: Miller Hull and Catalyst Furniture Geotechnical: Shannon Wilson Accessibility: Studio Pacifica Theatrical/AV: Dimensional and Cochran Commissioning: EEI and 4EA Public Art: Acrylicize Fire Protection: Coffman Engineers Wind Analysis: CPP Vertical Transportation: Greenbusch Group
EMission Zero Offset
In 2022, Miller Hull offset 24,264 tCO2e (tons of carbon) of twelve projects as part of our recently launched EMission Zero initiative — a program announced in 2021 targeting the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment. A major component of EMission Zero is Miller Hull’s commitment to voluntarily purchase Green-E certified carbon offsets to cover the embodied emissions of each built project upon completion.