AKA: University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Campus Police Station #2, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - police stations; built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: BNBuilders, Incorporated (firm); Miller Hull Partnership, LLP (firm); Robert E. Hull (architect); David E. Miller (architect)

Dates: constructed 2015-2016

2 stories, total floor area: 29,241 sq. ft.

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University Way NE
University of Washington Campus, Seattle, WA

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Building History

At the time it was designing the University of Washington (UW) Police Station, the Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, was also completing the remodeling of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the UW, as well. The new police station replaced UW Parking Lot W-14, immediately to the south of Gould Hall on the northwest side of campus, and two single-family houses owned by the UW at 3937 and 3945 15th Avenue NE. Demolition of these two houses occurred between 04/14-21/2015. BNBuilders of Seattle collaborated with Miller Hill, serving as the General Contractor.

Building Notes

While the architects sought to make the circulation routes around and past the new police station inviting with native rain gardens, the building's exterior had to be windowless and somewhat monolithic for security reasons. The University of Washington Police Department Building Project Environmental Checklist, published in 08/2014, stated: "The basement of the proposed Police Department Building would be constructed of cast-inplace concrete walls. The exterior materials for the main level and upper level would include a mix of two types of metal panel siding. Due to the unique nature of the police program there are a limited number of windows on the building, and those that are included require protection, such as a blast resistant film." (See EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Incorporated, University of Washington Police Department Building Project Environmental Checklist, August 2014, p. 1-16.)

PCAD id: 18096