AKA: Central Washington University, Psychology Building, Ellensburg, WA

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

Designers: Grant, Copeland and Chervenak and Associates, Architects (firm); Robert Allan Chervenak (architect); Ross Winnan Copeland Jr. (architect); Austin Grant (architect)

Dates: constructed 1971-1972

1405 North Walnut Street
Central Washington University Campus, Ellensburg, WA 98926

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Building History

Seattle architecture firm Grant, Copeland and Chervenak and Associates, Architects, designed the Psychology Building at Central Washington State College, as it was known in 1972. This firm was responsible for the outstanding Hugo Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (1964) and Forest Sciences Building (1971), two of the best kept architectural secrets on the University of Washington, Seattle, Campus.

An article appeared in the Spokane Spokesman-Review in 10/1969: “Central Washington State College trustees have approved early drawings of a new instructional building and authorized the filing of a grant application for the purchase and development of land for an arboretum. The Board of Trustees voted to accept the schematic drawings for a four-story psychology building, at the northwest corner of Fourteenth and Walnut streets. The $2.6 million building will include classrooms, laboratories and offices. Construction is scheduled to begin next summer and to be finished in August 1971. Grant, Copeland & Chervenak of Seattle are the architects.” (See “CWS Board Likes Plans for Building,” Spokane Spokesman-Review, 10/02/1969, p. 5.)

PCAD id: 16574