University of Washington opens mass timber business school building

By Peter Fabris
Building Design + Construction
November 13, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

Founders Hall at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, the first mass timber building at Seattle campus of Univ. of Washington, was recently completed. The 84,800-sf building creates a new hub for community, entrepreneurship, and innovation, according the project’s design architect LMN Architects. The design creates an intersection of three volumes hosting student-focused team collaboration spaces, program offices, classrooms, and gathering spaces, all connected by a five-story steel and wood feature stair that weaves through the mass timber structure. …The use of mass timber lowers the project’s embodied carbon substantially with the use of Douglas fir creating a warm and inviting interior atmosphere. The exterior architectural expression… reveals moments of the mass timber structure. Founders Hall is the first new building to meet the University of Washington Green Building Standards, reducing carbon emissions by over 90%. 

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