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

Designers: Anderson, Ralph D., and Partners, Architects (firm); Ralph Donald Anderson Jr. (architect); Glen Duarte (architect); Robert C. Koch (architect)

Dates: constructed 1986-1989

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University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

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Overview

James I. Mueller Hall, accommodated the College of Engineering's Materials Science & Engineering Department, and was planned underground, save for an exposed, glazed entry foyer.

Building History

According to the College of Engineering at the University of Washington: "Mueller Hall was completed in 1989 for a cost of $2.9 million. Ralph Anderson and Koch Duarte designed this "daylight basement" facility around a sunken plaza. This allowed nearby Roberts Hall, which once housed the College of Mines, to retain its prominence along Stevens Way. Mueller Hall was named for Professor James Mueller. He had been a Professor of Mining and Metallurgical and Ceramic Engineering from 1949-73. The last three years he was chair of the department. Mueller Hall now houses the Materials Science & Engineering department." (See University of Washington.edu, College of Engineering, "Mueller Hall," accessed 03/04/2020.) Ralph D. Anderson (1924-2010) had worked with Robert Koch for many years, before the latter started his own firm, Koch Duarte.

PCAD id: 8759