Miller Hull

Health Sciences Education Building

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Creating a culture of care
Client University of Washington
Size 100,000 SF
Completion 2022
EMission Zero Offset 895 tCO2e


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.

Project Team

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.