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

Designers: Andersen Bjornstad Kane and Jacobs, Incorporated, (ABKJ), Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers (firm); Anshen and Allen, Architects (firm); Hoffman Construction Company (firm); William Stephen Allen Jr. (architect); Arthur Andersen (engineer); S. Robert Anshen (architect); Trygve Bjornstad (engineer); Lee Hawley Hoffman (building contractor); Jacobs (engineer); Thomas Kane (engineer)

Dates: constructed 2003-2005

5 stories, total floor area: 265,000 sq. ft.

view all images ( of 2 shown)

3720 15th Avenue NE
University of Washington Campus, Seattle, WA 98195

OpenStreetMap (new tab)
Google Map (new tab)
click to view google map
Google Streetview (new tab)
click to view google map
NE Pacific Street and 15th Avenue NE

Construction began 08/2003. The building was dedicated on a blustery day, 03/08/2006, with former President Jimmy Carter (born 1924) providing the keynote address. William H. Foege (born 1936) graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1961 and went on to become a director of the the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Foege came to know Jimmy Carter while at CDC and later became Executive Director of the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. The Foege Building received significant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Andersen Bjornstad Kane and Jacobs, Incorporated, (ABKJ), Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers, worked on this project along with the Hoffman Construction Company.

The building serves a collaborative effort of the UW School of Medicine and the Department of Engineering. The 123,000-square-foot north portion of the building was occupied by Bioengineering, the 133,000-square-foot south facility by Genome Sciences. The complex accommodated a bioengineering physiology lab, molecular bioengineering lab and instrumentation lab, each with its own class room space. A 60-seat seminar space and a 200-seat auditorium allowed various interdisciplinary programs to be staged; interdisciplinary interaction was also fostered by the Vista Cafe located on the first floor of the south-facing building. The cafe had a large outdoor seating area overlooking the Montlake Cut. The exterior was sheathed in a glass curtain wall. In sum, the Foege Building cost $150,000,000.

PCAD id: 3830