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Student Work

Course Description

In this studio, student design teams produced proposals for a new interdisciplinary building on the UW Tacoma campus. The program of the Academic Innovation Building asked for a rich mix of classrooms, faculty office space, labs, and collaborative study spaces. The site is one block uphill from the iconic Prairie Line Trail, and adjacent to the hill-climb that forms the campus spine. The building provides much needed space for both Business and Mechanical Engineering, as well as some general use classrooms. Most importantly, the building is envisioned with the most ambitious sustainability standard in all of UW. Students were asked to envision creative designs for new construction on a growing campus that mixes 19th century and 21st century vibes.