UW NanoEngineering & Sciences Building

Project description

Project Type

Education / Labs

General Contractor

Hoffman Construction

Completion Date


Project Size

78,000 sq. ft.

LEED® Certification


Holaday-Parks provided design-assist, full mechanical services to this five-story laboratory and classroom facility located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, WA. The building includes programmed research laboratory spaces (2nd-4th floors), two active learning classrooms (1st floor), and shared learning center (1st floor). The design team worked closely with UW to re-examine the number of air changes required to provide high air quality, and air change rates were adjusted from approximately 10 to six per hour in main laboratory spaces. The building uses chilled beams in non-air-driven spaces such as labs containing ultra-sensitive electron microscopes, and the basement, which contains large pieces of research equipment.