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A Special Feature of DJC.COM
Sept. 14, 2012

HUB gets a reboot for the 21st century
Renovation updates the structure and layout, making way for the latest mechanical, electrical, lighting and audiovisual systems.
By RYAN BUSSARD and SCHEER CHAN
Perkins+Will

A renovation that also keeps the past alive
Familiar sights such as the main entrance and a 1950s mural were preserved, while materials in other parts of the building were reused in inventive ways.
By DON KOWALCHUK
Skanska


Reusing HUB structure saves money and history
3-D structural modeling enabled team members to streamline their coordination of complex tasks and limit change orders.
By CORY HITZEMANN
Coughlin Porter Lundeen

HUB rehab goes beyond the walls
The landscape for the Husky Union Building has been designed with the ambition to be a living, breathing system that provides a venue for students to interact, govern, eat or play.
By JOURNAL STAFF



Photo by Jon Silver
Building facts

Location:
University of Washington, Seattle

Renovation budget: $128 million

Construction cost: $82.7 million

Grand opening: Sept. 25

Size: 266,000 square feet

Pre-renovation size:
260,000 square feet





Project team

Owner: University of Washington

Architect: Perkins+Will

General contractor: Skanska

Structural/civil engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen

MEP engineer: Affiliated Engineers

Landscape architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

Hazardous materials: PBS Environmental

Envelope consultant: RDH

Commissioning: Wilson Jones Consulting

Mechanical contractor: Diamond B

Electrical contractor: Valley Electric

Walls: Northwest Partitions

Demolition: NCM

Curtain wall: Walters & Wolf





Photo by Jon Silver



Features

Enhanced multipurpose areas

Improved space for student organizations

Better visibility for the Student Resource Center

Better connection to the HUB lawn

Lounges, ballrooms and upgraded event spaces








Photo courtesy of Skanska

Through
the years

1949: First constructed (70,000 square feet)

1952: South wing addition

1963: Auditorium addition

1975: East ballroom addition, Husky Den and food-service expansion

2001: Food-service remodel

2010: Renovation begins



Special section team

Section editor: Jon Silver

Section design: Jeffrey Miller

Web design: Lisa Lannigan

Advertising: Matt Brown



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