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November 18, 2010

Top 10 UW projects

This list represents campus projects that are planned or under way. Cost estimates reflect the total project budget. Start and finish dates are for construction only. Budgets and time lines for future projects are projected and may be revised.

Left off the list were private developments, such planned projects for the School of Medicine’s South Lake Union campus, and on-campus projects by other agencies, such as Sound Transit’s University Link light-rail station.

Husky Stadium

1. Husky Stadium renovation

The renovation will involve the demolition and reconstruction of the lower bowl and southside upper stands. The track will be removed, and the field lowered 4 feet. A 70,000-square-foot facility for football operations will be housed in the west end of the stadium.

Budget: $250 million

Location: Seattle

Architect: 360 Architecture

General contractor: Turner Construction Co.

Start: Late 2011

Finish: Fall 2013

UW Medical Center expansion

2. UW Medical Center expansion

An eight-level hospital addition will add 163,000 square feet south of the medical center’s Pacific Tower on Columbia Road. A future second-phase project will bring the total to 273,000 square feet.

Budget: $210.5 million

Location: Seattle

Architect: NBBJ

General contractor: Skanska USA

Start: March 2009

Finish: July 2012

3. Residence halls, Phase 2

Mercer Hall will be demolished and replaced by a 900- to 1,000-bed apartment project. A 200-unit apartment project planned at a second site would be completed a year later. The scope may grow to include the replacement of Lander Hall (550 beds), adding $77 million to the existing budget.

Budget: $168.5 million

Location: Seattle

Architects: Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

General contractor: W.G. Clark Construction Co.

Start: Mercer Hall, July 2011; second site, December 2012

Finish: Mercer Hall, August 2013; second site, July 2014

4. Residence halls, Phase 1

Work is under way to build Cedar Apartments (350 beds) and Poplar Hall (270 beds). The second half of the project will see the construction of Elm Hall (430 beds) and Alder Hall (600 beds).

Budget: $161.9 million

Location: Seattle

Architect: Mahlum

General contractor (Cedar Apartments, Elm Hall): W.G. Clark Construction Co.

General contractor (Poplar Hall, Alder Hall): Walsh Construction Co.

Start: Cedar and Poplar, March 2010; Elm and Alder, January 2011

Finish: Cedar and Poplar: June 2011; Elm and Alder, July 2012

Husky Union Building

5. Husky Union Building renovation/expansion

The project will add student space and make the building more open and cohesive. New additions will bring the total space up to 300,000 square feet, up from 260,000 square feet.

Budget: $128.3 million

Location: Seattle

Architect: Perkins + Will

General contractor: Skanska USA

Start: July 2010

Finish: July 2012

6. Residence halls, Phase 3

Terry Hall will be renovated and expanded to provide 120 additional beds for a total of 720. The plan currently calls for the replacement of Lander Hall (550 beds), but that project could be grouped with second-phase work (see No. 3 on this list). A newer proposal would include the replacement of the 1101 Cafe building with 500 new student apartment units and the renovation of McMahon Hall (1,067 beds). This budget for this alternative would be $237 million.

Budget: $85 million (Terry and Lander halls only)

Location: Seattle

Architect: Mithun

General contractor: Skanska USA

Start/finish: To be determined

Molecular Engineering Interdisciplinary Academic Building

7. Molecular Engineering Interdisciplinary Academic Building

First phase of a 90,300-square-foot research lab project. A future phase, currently unfunded, would bring the total to 160,000 square feet.

Budget: $77.7 million

Location: Seattle

Architect: ZGF

General contractor: Hoffman Construction

Start: August 2009

Finish: August 2011

8. UW Bothell, Phase 3

This 75,000-square-foot project will provide additional academic space to support new and expanded degree programs on UW’s Bothell campus.

Budget: $68 million

Location: Bothell

Architect: THA Architecture

General contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis

Start: July 2011

Finish: May 2013

9. UW Tacoma, Phase 3

The Russell T. Joy Building is being renovated for classrooms, offices and commercial space, and three rooms in the Science Building have been converted to lab space. The second half of the project will involve the construction of the four-story Tioga Library Building for a library expansion, classrooms, offices and other academic support areas.

Budget: $54.3 million

Location: Tacoma

Architect: THA Architecture

General contractor: Korsmo Construction

Start: Joy Building, July 2009; Tioga Library Building, December 2010

Finish: Joy Building, January 2011; Tioga Library Building, March 2012

Balmer Hall replacement

10. Balmer Hall replacement

Second phase of the Foster School of Business complex. The 63,000-square-foot building will have student and program offices, a multipurpose/dining room and catering kitchen. Foster Library book stack space will also be in the new building.

Budget: $46.3 million

Location: Seattle

Architect: LMN

General contractor: Sellen Construction

Start: September 2010

Finish: May 2012


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