Name: UW Guggenheim Hall
Location: Seattle, Washington
Cost: $22 million
Completion Date: 2007
Guggenheim Hall was renovated as part of the Restore the Core program at the University of Washington. As the 1929 home of the College of Engineering’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, it had never had a major renovation. Structural seismic retrofit of the entire structure was required, including pinning of the exterior cast stone facade and masonry cleaning. The main lobby and 355-seat auditorium were restored, preserving decorative plaster and wood ceilings and the Gothic tracery of the window at the main entry. The remaining portions of the interior of the building were completely renovated into new classrooms, offices, labs and general assignment University spaces. All of the major building systems, mechanical, electrical and communications were upgraded. The building, formerly inaccessible to handicapped students, is now fully accessible.
Photos courtesy of Bassetti Architects. CA completed by Brian Rich at Bassetti Architects.