UW Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering
Name: UW Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering
Location: Seattle, Washington
Cost: $70 million
Size: 90,000 Assignable SF
Date Completed: 2003
Constructing a new facility to house the Department of Computer Science & Engineering is the University of Washington’s top institutional priority. Phase I was constructed in 1997. Phase II consists of Electrical Engineering administrative and faculty offices and administration, laboratories, and faculty/staff offices for the CSE program as well as other general UW needs (mail room etc). The project included of demolition of an existing building, from which historically significant sculptures were saved and reinstalled. The significantly different floor to floor heights and connection to the Phase I building were a major challenge in the project. This was achieved through a series of ramps and stairs that served as circulation connections while framing the large atrium between the two buildings.
Photos courtesy of LMN Architects. Architectural work performed by Brian Rich at LMN Architects.