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November 16, 2015
Central Washington University has renovated and expanded the Industrial & Engineering Technology Building at its campus in Ellensburg.
The project renovated 34,600 square feet and added 61,400 square feet, for a combined 96,000 square feet.
The new addition attaches to the existing building with a connecting “knuckle,” taking advantage of natural light and circulation patterns. Program spaces include laboratories, workshops, classrooms and office spaces. A high-bay workshop features a large roll-up door leading to a loading dock that works as an outdoor stage and social plaza.
A “working roof” provides space to test wind turbines and photovoltaic technologies. Sustainable design measures include solar pre-heating of air and water, radiant floor and chilled-beam heating and cooling systems, equipment heat recovery, external sunshades to control solar gain, and reclaimed materials.
Owner: Central Washington University
Architect: LMN Architects
General contractor: TW Clark Construction
Civil, structural engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Mechanical, electrical engineer: MW Consulting Engineers
Industrial engineering: The Pinnacle Consulting Group
Landscape architect: Site Workshop, LLC
Telecom, audio/visual consultant: Summit Engineering and Consulting
Cost control: Davis Langdon
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