Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Loschky Marquardt and Nesholm (LMN) (firm); George Loschky (architect); Judsen Robert Marquardt (architect); John Frank Nesholm (architect); Mark Reddington (architect)

Dates: constructed 2008-2010

5 stories, total floor area: 132,000 sq. ft.

Seattle , WA

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In mid-January 2008, the University of Washington announced the gift of $18 million made by the Piggott Family in honor of the company it heads, Paccar, for a building for the Foster School of Business. Of this $18 million gift, $16 million was to be spent on construction and $2 million on faculty salaries. The 132,000-square-foot Paccar Hall cost approximately $100 million, almost all of it raised through private donors; it opened for classes in Autumn 2010. In 09/2010, construction began on a neighboring building replacing Ballmer Hall. This second phase of development for the University of Washington Business School was set to cost $46 million. Students flooded to Paccar during the Fall Quarter of 2010, making the building's Orin's Place Cafe and an adjacent lounge two of the campus's most popular study spaces. Orin's Place Cafe was named for Orin Smith, former President and CEO of Starbucks, who had close ties to the Foster Business School and served on the university's board of directors. The entire UW School of Business was renamed in 2007 for the Foster Family due to their $50 million gift.

Containing classrooms of many sizes, the building contained 14 U-shaped classrooms and a state-of-the-art auditorium that could seat 250. Project architects LMN designed Paccar Hall to facilitate group study projects; 28 "breakout rooms" were designed to provide floor-to-ceiling white boards that could be written and projected upon. Mark Reddington served as LMN's Design Partner in charge of Paccar Hall. The building won a 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Interior Architecture for its architects, LMN. This was one of three national AIA awards won in 01/2013 by LMN.

PCAD id: 11028