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Undergraduate Classroom Building

Project Info

Washington State University
Vancouver, Washington
54,000 sf
Completion Summer 2009

LEED Silver

The Undergraduate Classroom Building is a project prioritized by the 2005 Legislature to support WSU Vancouver’s transition to a four-year university. The 4-story, 54,000 square foot new facility provides classrooms of various sizes, seminar rooms, computer lab spaces, informal student study spaces, faculty offices and work stations, and associated support spaces. The major programs located in the building include the Education Department and the New General Education Academy. The building’s exterior consists of masonry veneer and metal panel systems, and metal siding on steel framing. Large windows and skylights provide daylighting and views for office areas and classrooms. Standard interior finishes such as carpeting, linoleum, gypsum board, and acoustic tile ceilings are complemented with wood paneling and linear wood ceilings.

Sustainable Design Highlights:
Sustainable Design Highlights:

  • Minimized site disturbance
  • Recycled 98% of construction waste
  • Bioswales for stormwater filtration and retention
  • FSC certified wood
  • 24.5% energy efficiency beyond code requirements (as modeled)

    Certification: LEED Silver